Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 170.3
Malignant neoplasm of ribs sternum and clavicle
  • Short description: MAL NEO RIBS/STERN/CLAV.
  • ICD-9-CM 170.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 170.3 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 170.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C41.3 Malignant neoplasm of ribs, sternum and clavicle
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bone cancer, clavicle
  • Bone cancer, rib
  • Bone cancer, sternum
  • Cancer of the bone, clavicle
  • Cancer of the bone, rib
  • Cancer of the bone, sternum
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of clavicle
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of rib
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of sternum
Applies To
  • Costal cartilage
  • Costovertebral joint
  • Xiphoid process
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