Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 173.92
Squamous cell carcinoma of skin, site unspecified
  • Short description: Squam cell ca skin NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 173.92 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 173.92 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 173.92.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 173.92: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the skin, squamous cell
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of skin
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, skin
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 173.92 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C44.92 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 173.92:
  • Carcinoma (M8010/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • squamous (cell) (M8070/3)
      • adenoid type (M8075/3)
      • and adenocarcinoma, mixed (M8560/3)
      • intraepidermal, Bowen's type - see Neoplasm, skin, in situ
      • keratinizing type (large cell) (M8071/3)
      • large cell, nonkeratinizing type (M8072/3)
      • microinvasive (M8076/3)
        • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
        • unspecified site 180.9
      • nonkeratinizing type (M8072/3)
      • papillary (M8052/3)
      • pseudoglandular (M8075/3)
      • skin (see also Neoplasm, skin, malignant) 173.92
      • small cell, nonkeratinizing type (M8073/3)
      • spindle cell type (M8074/3)
      • verrucous (M8051/3)
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