Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 171
Malignant neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 171 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
171 Includes
  • blood vessel
  • bursa
  • fascia
  • fat
  • ligament, except uterine
  • muscle
  • peripheral, sympathetic, and parasympathetic nerves and ganglia
  • synovia
  • tendon (sheath)
171 Excludes
  • cartilage (of):
  • connective tissue:
    • breast (174.0-175.9)
    • internal organs code to malignant neoplasm of the site [e.g., leiomyosarcoma of stomach, 151.9]
    • heart (164.1)
    • uterine ligament (183.4)
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