ICD-10-CM Code C47.1
Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code C47.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C47.1 that describes the diagnosis 'malig neoplasm of prph nerves of upper limb, inc shoulder' in more detail.
- C47.1 Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code C47 is used to code Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) (also known as "malignant schwannoma," "neurofibrosarcoma," and "neurosarcoma") is a form of cancer of the connective tissue surrounding nerves. Given its origin and behavior it is classified as a sarcoma. About half the cases are diagnosed in people with neurofibromatosis; the lifetime risk for an MPNST in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 is 8-13%. MPNST with rhabdomyoblastomatous component are called malignant triton tumors.
Micrograph of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour with the typical herringbone pattern. H&E stain.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C47.1 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C47.1. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.