Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 172.6
Malignant melanoma of skin of upper limb including shoulder
  • Short description: Malig melanoma arm.
  • ICD-9-CM 172.6 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 172.6 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 172.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 172.6: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Malignant melanoma of elbow
  • Malignant melanoma of finger
  • Malignant melanoma of fore-arm
  • Malignant melanoma of hand
  • Malignant melanoma of shoulder
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of arm
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of elbow
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of finger
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of forearm
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of hand
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of left arm
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of left shoulder
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of right limb
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of right shoulder
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of right upper limb (disorder)
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of shoulder
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of upper limb
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of wrist
  • Malignant melanoma of thumb
  • Malignant melanoma of upper arm
  • Melanoma in situ of right arm
  • Melanoma in situ of shoulder
  • Melanoma in situ of upper limb
  • Melanoma in situ, arm
  • Melanoma in situ, R arm
  • Melanoma in situ, right arm
  • Melanoma in situ, skin of upper limb
  • Melanoma, elbow
  • Melanoma, skin of arm
  • Melanoma, skin of elbow
  • Melanoma, skin of finger
  • Melanoma, skin of forearm
  • Melanoma, skin of hand
  • Melanoma, skin of L arm
  • Melanoma, skin of L shoulder
  • Melanoma, skin of left arm
  • Melanoma, skin of left shoulder
  • Melanoma, skin of R arm
  • Melanoma, skin of R shoulder
  • Melanoma, skin of right arm
  • Melanoma, skin of right shoulder
  • Melanoma, skin of shoulder
  • Melanoma, skin of wrist
Applies To
  • Arm
  • Finger
  • Forearm
  • Hand
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 172.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C43.60 Malignant melanoma of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D03.60 Melanoma in situ of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D03.61 Melanoma in situ of right upper limb, including shoulder
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D03.62 Melanoma in situ of left upper limb, including shoulder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 172.6:
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • arm 172.6
    • finger 172.6
    • forearm 172.6
    • hand 172.6
    • shoulder 172.6
    • upper limb NEC 172.6
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