Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 160.0
Malignant neoplasm of nasal cavities
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Mal neo nasal cavities.
  • ICD-9-CM 160.0 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 160.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the nares, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the nasal cavity
  • Cancer of the nasal meatus
  • Cancer of the nose, esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Carcinoma of nasal meatus
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Nasal cavity cancer
  • Nasal meatus cancer
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of nasal cavity
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of naris
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, nares
160.0 Excludes
  • malignant melanoma of skin of nose (172.3)
  • malignant neoplasm of skin of nose (173.30-173.39)
  • nasal bone (170.0)
  • nose NOS (195.0)
  • olfactory bulb (192.0)
  • posterior margin of septum and choanae (147.3)
  • turbinates (170.0)
Applies To
  • Cartilage of nose
  • Conchae, nasal
  • Internal nose
  • Septum of nose
  • Vestibule of nose
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 160.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C30.0 Malignant neoplasm of nasal cavity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 160.0:
  • Carcinoma (M8010/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • Schneiderian (M8121/3)
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
      • unspecified site 160.0
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma (M9522/3) 160.0
  • Esthesioneurocytoma (M9521/3) 160.0
  • Esthesioneuroepithelioma (M9523/3) 160.0
  • Neuroblastoma (M9500/3)
    • olfactory (M9522/3) 160.0
  • Neuroepithelioma (M9503/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • olfactory (M9521/3) 160.0
  • Schneiderian
    • carcinoma (M8121/3)
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
      • unspecified site 160.0
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • neurogenic olfactory (M9520/3) 160.0
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