Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 153.2
Malignant neoplasm of descending colon
  • Short description: Mal neo descend colon.
  • ICD-9-CM 153.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 153.2 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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  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C18.6 Malignant neoplasm of descending colon
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the colon, descending
  • Colon cancer, descending
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of descending colon
Applies To
  • Left colon
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