Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 161.3
Malignant neoplasm of laryngeal cartilages
  • Short description: Mal neo cartilage larynx.
  • ICD-9-CM 161.3 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 161.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the laryngeal cartilage
  • Laryngeal cartilage cancer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of laryngeal cartilage
Applies To
  • Cartilage:
    • arytenoid
    • cricoid
    • cuneiform
    • thyroid
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 161.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM C32.3 Malignant neoplasm of laryngeal cartilage
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