Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 191.7
Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 191.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 191.7 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 191.7 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C71.7 Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
Approximate Synonyms
  • Astrocytoma of brain stem
  • Astrocytoma, brain stem
  • Brain stem cancer
  • Cancer of the brain stem
  • Cancer of the brain stem, astrocytoma
  • Cancer of the brain stem, ependymoma
  • Cancer of the brain stem, glioma
  • Cancer of the brain stem, oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma of brain stem
  • Ependymoma, brain stem
  • Malignant glioma of brainstem
  • Malignant glioma, brain stem
  • Oligodendroglioma of brain stem
  • Oligodendroglioma, brain stem
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of brain stem
Applies To
  • Cerebral peduncle
  • Medulla oblongata
  • Midbrain
  • Pons
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