Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 189.2
Malignant neoplasm of ureter
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Malign neopl ureter.
  • ICD-9-CM 189.2 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 189.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the ureter
  • Cancer of the ureter, transitional cell
  • Cancer, left ureter
  • Cancer, right ureter
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of left ureter
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of right ureter
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of ureter
  • Transitional cell carcinoma of ureter
  • Transitional cell carcinoma, ureter
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Ureteral cancer, L ureter
  • Ureteral cancer, R ureter
Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant tumor involving the ureter. The majority are carcinomas.
189.2 Excludes
  • ureteric orifice of bladder (188.6)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 189.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C66.9 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified ureter
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