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ICD-10-CM Code C12
Malignant neoplasm of pyriform sinus

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

C12 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of pyriform sinus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code C12 is used to code Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is cancer that starts in the lip, oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity (inside the nose), paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx or parotid glands.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258
ICD 9 Codes: 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149

Coding Notes for C12 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Malignant neoplasm of pyriform fossa
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify:
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke See code Z77.22
Exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period See code P96.81
History of tobacco use See code Z87.891
Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke See code Z57.31
Tobacco dependence See code F17.-
Tobacco use See code Z72.0

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #146-148 - Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with MCC.
  • DRG Group #146-148 - Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with CC.
  • DRG Group #146-148 - Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pyriform sinus (disorder)
  • Malignant tumor of pyriform fossa (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C12 - Malignant neoplasm of pyriform sinus'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C12. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Malignant neoplasm of pyriform sinus (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 148.1 was previously used, C12 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C12