ICD-10-CM Code C71.7
Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
C71.7 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of brain stem. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code C71 is used to code Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare tumor usually diagnosed in childhood. Although usually a brain tumor, AT/RT can occur anywhere in the central nervous system (CNS) including the spinal cord. About 60% will be in the posterior cranial fossa (particularly the cerebellum). One review estimated 52% posterior fossa, 39% sPNET (supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors), 5% pineal, 2% spinal, and 2% multi-focal.
|MeSH Codes:||D016543, D016543|
|ICD 9 Codes:||191, 192|
MRI of an AT/RT
Coding Notes for C71.7 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Malignant neoplasm of fourth cerebral ventricle
- Infratentorial malignant neoplasm NOS
- DRG Group #054-055 - Nervous system neoplasms with MCC.
- DRG Group #054-055 - Nervous system neoplasms without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Primary malignant neoplasm of brain stem (disorder)
- Malignant glioma of brainstem (disorder)
- Low grade glioma of brainstem (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C71.7 - Malignant neoplasm of brain stem'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C71.7. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 191.7 was previously used, C71.7 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.