Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 161.9
Malignant neoplasm of larynx, unspecified
  • Short description: Malignant neo larynx NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 161.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 161.9 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 161.9: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 161.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C32.9 Malignant neoplasm of larynx, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Cancer of the larynx, squamous cell
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of larynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of larynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, larynx
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