Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 153.9
Malignant neoplasm of colon, unspecified site
  • Short description: Malignant neo colon NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 153.9 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 153.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 153.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 153.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma, colon
  • CA colon, adenoca
  • CA of colon
  • Cancer of the colon
  • Cancer of the colon, adenocarcinoma
  • Cancer of the colon, hereditary nonpolyposis
  • Cancer of the colon, stage 1
  • Cancer of the colon, stage 2
  • Cancer of the colon, stage 3
  • Cancer of the colon, stage 4
  • Carcinoma of colon, stage I
  • Carcinoma of colon, stage II
  • Carcinoma of colon, stage III
  • Carcinoma of colon, stage IV
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon cancer, hereditary nonpolyposis
  • Colon cancer, stage 1
  • Colon cancer, stage 2
  • Colon cancer, stage 3
  • Colon cancer, stage 4
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer
  • Malignant tumor of colon
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of colon
Applies To
  • Large intestine NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 153.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C18.9 Malignant neoplasm of colon, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 153.9:
  • Adenocarcinoma (M8140/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • in
      • adenomatous
        • polyp (M8210/3)
        • polyposis coli (M8220/3) 153.9
      • polypoid adenoma (M8210/3)
      • tubular adenoma (M8210/3)
      • villous adenoma (M8261/3)
  • Carcinoma (M8010/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • in
      • adenomatous
        • polyp (M8210/3)
        • polyposis coli (M8220/3) 153.9
      • pleomorphic adenoma (M8940/3)
      • polypoid adenoma (M8210/3)
      • situ (M8010/3) - see Carcinoma, in situ
      • tubular adenoma (M8210/3)
      • villous adenoma (M8261/3)
  • Polyposis - see also Polyp
    • coli (adenomatous) (M8220/0) 211.3
      • adenocarcinoma in (M8220/3) 153.9
      • carcinoma in (M8220/3) 153.9
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