Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 170.2
Malignant neoplasm of vertebral column excluding sacrum and coccyx
  • Short description: MALIG NEO VERTEBRAE.
  • ICD-9-CM 170.2 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 170.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 170.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 170.2: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bone cancer, cervical spine, chordoma
  • Bone cancer, lumbar spine, chordoma
  • Bone cancer, thoracic spine, chordoma
  • Bone cancer, vertebral column
  • Cancer of the bone, vertebral column
  • Carcinoma bone, vertebral column, chordoma
  • Chordoma of lumbar spine
  • Chordoma of thoracic spine
  • Chordoma of vertebral column
  • Chordoma, cervical spine
  • Chordoma, lumbar spine
  • Chordoma, thoracic spine
  • Chordoma, vertebral column
  • Malignant neoplasm of cervical vertebra
  • Malignant neoplasm of lumbar vertebra
  • Malignant neoplasm of thoracic vertebra
  • Malignant neoplasm of thoracic vertebral column
  • Malignant neoplasm soft tissues of cervical spine
  • Malignant tumor of vertebral column
  • Primary chordoma of cervical spine
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cervical vertebral column
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lumbar vertebral column
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of thoracic vertebral column
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of vertebral column
170.2 Excludes
  • sacrum and coccyx (170.6)
Applies To
  • Spinal column
  • Spine
  • Vertebra
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 170.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C41.2 Malignant neoplasm of vertebral column
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 170.2 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2008 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.