Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 170.0
Malignant neoplasm of bones of skull and face, except mandible
  • Short description: Mal neo skull/face bone.
  • ICD-9-CM 170.0 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 170.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 170.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 170.0: 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bone cancer of skull and face
  • Bone cancer, face
  • Bone cancer, head, except mandible and inferior maxilla
  • Bone cancer, skull clivus, chordoma
  • Ca bone, face, not mandible, chordoma
  • Ca bone, skull, not mandible, chordoma
  • Cancer of the bone, face
  • Carcinoma bone of skull and face, chordoma
  • Carcinoma bone, skull, chordoma
  • Chordoma of clivus
  • Chordoma of face
  • Chordoma of face, except mandible
  • Chordoma of head, except mandible and inferior maxilla
  • Chordoma of skull
  • Chordoma, clivus
  • Chordoma, face
  • Chordoma, face, except mandible
  • Chordoma, head, except mandible and inferior maxilla
  • Chordoma, skull
  • Chordoma, skull, except mandible
  • Malignant neoplasm of bones of skull and face
  • Malignant neoplasm of malar bone
  • Malignant neoplasm of orbital bone
  • Malignant tumor of inferior turbinate
  • Malignant tumor of middle turbinate
  • Malignant tumor of nasal skeleton
  • Primary chordoma of skull, except mandible
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone of face
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone of head, except mandible and inferior maxilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone of skull
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of ethmoid bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of frontal bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of maxilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of nasal bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of occipital bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of palatine bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of parietal bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of sphenoid bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of temporal bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of vomer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of zygomatic bone
170.0 Excludes
  • carcinoma, any type except intraosseous or odontogenic:
    • maxilla, maxillary (sinus) (160.2)
    • upper jaw bone (143.0)
    • jaw bone (lower) (170.1)
Applies To
  • Bone:
    • ethmoid
    • frontal
    • malar
    • nasal
    • occipital
    • orbital
    • parietal
    • sphenoid
    • temporal
    • zygomatic
  • Maxilla (superior)
  • Turbinate
  • Upper jaw bone
  • Vomer
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 170.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C41.0 Malignant neoplasm of bones of skull and face
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 170.0:
  • Ameloblastoma (M9310/0) 213.1
    • malignant (M9310/3) 170.1
      • jaw (bone) (lower) 170.1
        • upper 170.0
  • Carcinoma (M8010/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • intraosseous (M9270/3) 170.1
      • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
    • odontogenic (M9270/3) 170.1
      • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
  • Fibrosarcoma (M8810/3) - see also Neoplasm, connective tissue, malignant
    • ameloblastic (M9330/3) 170.1
      • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
    • odontogenic (M9330/3) 170.1
      • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
  • Odontosarcoma, ameloblastic (M9290/3) 170.1
    • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
  • Sarcoma (M8800/3) - see also Neoplasm, connective tissue, malignant
    • ameloblastic (M9330/3) 170.1
      • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
    • odontogenic (M9270/3) 170.1
      • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • odontogenic (M9270/1) 238.0
      • adenomatoid (M9300/0) 213.1
      • benign (M9270/0) 213.1
      • calcifying epithelial (M9340/0) 213.1
      • malignant (M9270/3) 170.1
        • upper jaw (bone) 170.0
      • squamous (M9312/0) 213.1
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 170.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2013 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.