Diagnosis Code

C43.20 MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF UNSP EAR AND EXTERNAL AURICULAR CANAL

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: C43.20

Short Description: Malignant melanoma of unsp ear and external auricular canal

Long Description: Malignant melanoma of unspecified ear and external auricular canal

The code C43.20 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin (C43-C44)
      • Malignant melanoma of skin (C43)
        • C43.20 Malignant melanoma of unsp ear and external auricular canal

Code Version: 2018 ICD-10-CM

Synonyms

  • Malignant melanoma of auricle
  • Malignant melanoma of ear and/or external auditory canal
  • Malignant melanoma of external auditory meatus
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of ear
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of external auditory canal
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of external auditory meatus
  • Neoplasm of skin of external auditory canal

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code C43.20 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0)
  • Major Skin Disorders With Mcc (595)
  • Major Skin Disorders Without Mcc (596)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
C43.20 Right Arrow 172.2 Malig melanoma ear
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
C43 Malignant melanoma of skin
C43.0 Malignant melanoma of lip
C43.1 Malignant melanoma of eyelid, including canthus
C43.10 Malignant melanoma of unspecified eyelid, including canthus
C43.11 Malignant melanoma of right eyelid, including canthus
C43.12 Malignant melanoma of left eyelid, including canthus
C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
C43.21 Malignant melanoma of right ear and external auricular canal
C43.22 Malignant melanoma of left ear and external auricular canal
C43.3 Malignant melanoma of other and unspecified parts of face
C43.30 Malignant melanoma of unspecified part of face
C43.31 Malignant melanoma of nose
C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
C43.4 Malignant melanoma of scalp and neck
C43.5 Malignant melanoma of trunk
C43.51 Malignant melanoma of anal skin
C43.52 Malignant melanoma of skin of breast
C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
C43.60 Malignant melanoma of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
C43.61 Malignant melanoma of right upper limb, including shoulder
C43.62 Malignant melanoma of left upper limb, including shoulder
C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
C43.70 Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C43.71 Malignant melanoma of right lower limb, including hip
C43.72 Malignant melanoma of left lower limb, including hip
C43.8 Malignant melanoma of overlapping sites of skin
C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified

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