ICD-10-CM Code C49.2
Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of lower limb, including hip
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 C49.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C49.2 that describes the diagnosis 'malig neoplm of conn and soft tissue of lower limb, inc hip' in more detail.
- C49.2 Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of lower limb, including hip NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code C49 is used to code Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a very rare tumor. It is a rare neoplasm of the dermis layer of the skin, and is classified as a sarcoma. There is only about one case per million per year. DFSP is a fibrosarcoma, more precisely a cutaneous soft tissue sarcoma. In many respects, the disease behaves as a benign tumor, but in 2–5% of cases it can metastasize, so it should be considered to have malignant potential. It occurs most often in adults in their thirties; it has been described congenitally, in children, and the elderly. It accounts for approximately 2–6% of soft tissue sarcoma cancers.
|MeSH Codes:||D018223, D018223, D018223, D018223|
|ICD 9 Codes:||883.2, 883.3, 883.2, 883.3|
Histopathological image of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Local recurrence long after the first excision. H&E stain
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of thigh (disorder)
- Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of foot (disorder)
- Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of lower leg (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C49.2 - Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of lower limb, including hip'
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