Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 172.9
Melanoma of skin site unspecified
  • Short description: MALIG MELANOMA SKIN NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 172.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 172.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2007 version of ICD-9-CM 172.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 172.9: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acral lentiginous malignant melanoma of skin
  • Amelanotic malignant melanoma of skin
  • Amelanotic melanoma
  • Arcolentiginous melanoma
  • Carcinomatosis melanoma
  • Desmoplastic malignant melanoma
  • Desmoplastic melanoma
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Malignant melanoma of skin
  • Malignant melanoma of unknown origin
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma carcinomatosis
  • Melanoma in situ
  • Melanoma in situ by body site (clinical)
  • Melanoma in situ by body site (disorder)
  • Melanoma metastatic to bone
  • Melanoma metastatic to kidney
  • Melanoma metastatic to liver
  • Melanoma metastatic to LN
  • Melanoma metastatic to lung
  • Melanoma metastatic to pancreas
  • Melanoma metastatic to skin
  • Melanoma metastatic to unspecified site
  • Melanoma of skin
  • Melanoma, carcinomatosis
  • Melanoma, metastatic
  • Melanoma, metastatic to bone
  • Melanoma, metastatic to kidney
  • Melanoma, metastatic to liver
  • Melanoma, metastatic to lung
  • Melanoma, metastatic to lymph node
  • Melanoma, metastatic to pancreas
  • Melanoma, metastatic to skin
  • Melanoma, skin
  • Melanoma, skin, acrolentiginous
  • Melanoma, skin, amelanotic
  • Melanoma, skin, desmoplastic
  • Melanoma, skin, nodular
  • Melanoma, skin, superficial spreading
  • Melanoma, unknown primary
  • Metastatic malignant melanoma
  • Nodular malignant melanoma of skin
  • Nodular melanoma
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of bone
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of kidney
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of liver
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of lung
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of lymph node
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of pancreas
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of skin
  • Superficial spreading malignant melanoma of skin
  • Superficial spreading melanoma
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 172.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D03.9 Melanoma in situ, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 172.9:
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • amelanotic (M8730/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • auditory canal (external) 172.2
    • auricular canal (external) 172.2
    • balloon cell (M8722/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • benign (M8720/0) - see Neoplasm, skin, benign
    • breast (female) (male) 172.5
    • epithelioid cell (M8771/3) - see also Melanoma, by site
      • and spindle cell, mixed (M8775/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • external meatus (ear) 172.2
    • eyelid (lower) (upper) 172.1
    • female genital organ (external) NEC 184.4
    • in
      • giant pigmented nevus (M8761/3) - see Melanoma, by site
      • Hutchinson's melanotic freckle (M8742/3) - see Melanoma, by site
      • junctional nevus (M8740/3) - see Melanoma, by site
      • precancerous melanosis (M8741/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • interscapular region 172.5
    • juvenile (M8770/0) - see Neoplasm, skin, benign
    • lip (lower) (upper) 172.0
    • male genital organ (external) NEC 187.9
    • meatus, acoustic (external) 172.2
    • metastatic
      • of or from specified site - see Melanoma, by site
      • site not of skin - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant, secondary
      • to specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant, secondary
      • unspecified site 172.9
    • nodular (M8721/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • popliteal (fossa) (space) 172.7
    • septum nasal (skin) 172.3
    • spindle cell (M8772/3) - see also Melanoma, by site
    • superficial spreading (M8743/3) - see Melanoma, by site
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