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 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 153.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 153.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 153.2: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the colon, descending
  • Colon cancer, descending
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of descending colon
Applies To
  • Left colon
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 153.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C18.6 Malignant neoplasm of descending colon
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