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ICD-10-CM Code C17.3
Meckel's diverticulum, malignant

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

C17.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of meckel's diverticulum, malignant. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code C173 is used to code Meckel's diverticulum

A Meckel's diverticulum, a true congenital diverticulum, is a slight bulge in the small intestine present at birth and a vestigial remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct (also called the vitelline duct or yolk stalk). It is the most common malformation of the gastrointestinal tract and is present in approximately 2% of the population, with males more frequently experiencing symptoms.

Specialty: Medical Genetics
MeSH Codes: D008467, D008467
ICD 9 Codes: 152.3, 751.0

Schematic drawing of a Meckel's diverticulum with a part of the small intestine.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for C17.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Meckel's diverticulum, congenital - instead, use code Q43.0

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #374-376 - Digestive malignancy with MCC.
  • DRG Group #374-376 - Digestive malignancy with CC.
  • DRG Group #374-376 - Digestive malignancy without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Malignant tumor of Meckel's diverticulum (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C17.3 - Meckel's diverticulum, malignant'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C17.3. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


Malignant neoplasm of Meckel's diverticulum (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 152.3 was previously used, C17.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: C17 - Malignant neoplasm of small intestine

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