Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 194.5
Malignant neoplasm of carotid body
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 194.5 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 194.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer of the carotid body
  • Carotid body cancer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of carotid body
Clinical Information
  • A carotid body paraganglioma that metastasizes to other anatomic sites
  • A malignant neoplasm of the chemoreceptor system (e.g. Carotid body, glomus jugulare, glomus vagale)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 194.5 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM C75.4 Malignant neoplasm of carotid body
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 194.5:
  • Paraganglioma (M8680/1)
    • carotid body (M8692/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8692/3) 194.5
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • carotid body (M8692/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8692/3) 194.5
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