There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 203.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
(mye-eh-lo-ma) cancer that arises in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies).
A bone marrow-based plasma cell neoplasm characterized by a serum monoclonal protein and skeletal destruction with osteolytic lesions, pathological fractures, bone pain, hypercalcemia, and anemia. Clinical variants include non-secretory myeloma, smoldering myeloma, indolent myeloma, and plasma cell leukemia. (who, 2001)
Malignant neoplasm of plasma cells usually arising in the bone marrow and manifested by skeletal destruction, bone pain, and the presence of anomalous immunoglobulins.
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