Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 153.5
Malignant neoplasm of appendix vermiformis
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 153.5 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 153.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Appendiceal cancer
  • Cancer of the appendix
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of appendix
Clinical Information
  • A malignant neoplasm arising from the wall of the appendix. Representative examples include carcinomas and lymphomas
  • A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm that affects the appendix. Representative examples include carcinoma and lymphoma
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 153.5 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM C18.1 Malignant neoplasm of appendix
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