Diagnosis Code

C15.5 MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF LOWER THIRD OF ESOPHAGUS

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: C15.5

Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

The code C15.5 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of esophagus (C15)
        • C15.5 Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

Code Version: 2018 ICD-10-CM

Synonyms

  • Adenocarcinoma of esophagus
  • Adenocarcinoma of esophagus
  • Adenocarcinoma of lower esophagus
  • Carcinoma of abdominal part of esophagus
  • Carcinoma of lower third of esophagus
  • Malignant tumor of abdominal part of esophagus
  • Malignant tumor of lower third of esophagus
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of distal third of esophagus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of abdominal esophagus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code C15.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0)
  • Digestive Malignancy With Mcc (374)
  • Digestive Malignancy With Cc (375)
  • Digestive Malignancy Without Cc/mcc (376)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code C15.5 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • malignant neoplasm of cardio-esophageal junction (C16.0)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
C15.5 Right Arrow 150.2 Mal neo abdomin esophag
150.5 Mal neo lower 3rd esoph
This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
C15 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus
C15.3 Malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus
C15.4 Malignant neoplasm of middle third of esophagus
C15.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of esophagus
C15.9 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 1/1/2018