ICD-10-CM Code C47.9
Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
C47.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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 Notes for C47.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
- DRG Group #542-544 - Pathological fractures and musculoskelet and connective tissue malig with MCC.
- DRG Group #542-544 - Pathological fractures and musculoskelet and connective tissue malig with CC.
- DRG Group #542-544 - Pathological fractures and musculoskelet and connective tissue malig without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C47.9 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C47.9. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code C47.9 and a single ICD9 code, 171.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.