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ICD-10-CM Code C38.2
Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum

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

C38.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code C382 is used to code Mediastinal tumor

The mediastinum is the cavity that separates the lungs from the rest of the chest. It contains the heart, esophagus, trachea, thymus, and aorta. The mediastinum has three main parts: the anterior mediastinum (front), the middle mediastinum, and the posterior mediastinum (back).

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: D008479, D008479
ICD 9 Codes: 786.6, 164.9

Micrograph of the primitive neuroepithelium of an immature teratoma of the mediastinum. H&E stain.

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #180-182 - Respiratory neoplasms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #180-182 - Respiratory neoplasms with CC.
  • DRG Group #180-182 - Respiratory neoplasms without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C38.2 - Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C38.2. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum (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 164.3 was previously used, C38.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: C38 - Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C382