172.2 MALIG MELANOMA EAR

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 172.2

Short Description: Malig melanoma ear

Long Description: Malignant melanoma of skin of ear and external auditory canal

Code Classification:

  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of bone, connective tissue, skin, and breast (170-176)
      • 172 Malignant melanoma of skin
        • 172.2 Malig melanoma ear

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 172.2 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • auditory canal (external) 172.2
    • auricle (ear) 172.2
    • auricular canal (external) 172.2
    • ear (external) 172.2
    • external meatus (ear) 172.2
    • helix 172.2
    • meatus, acoustic (external) 172.2
    • pinna 172.2

Crosswalk Information

The code 172.2 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
172.2 Right Arrow C43.20 Malignant melanoma of unsp ear and external auricular canal
D03.20 Melanoma in situ of unsp ear and external auricular canal
D03.21 Melanoma in situ of right ear and external auricular canal
D03.22 Melanoma in situ of left ear and external auricular canal
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2015 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

No. ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
1 172.0 Malignant melanoma of skin of lip
2 172.1 Malignant melanoma of skin of eyelid, including canthus
3 172.3 Malignant melanoma of skin of other and unspecified parts of face
4 172.4 Malignant melanoma of skin of scalp and neck
5 172.5 Malignant melanoma of skin of trunk, except scrotum
6 172.6 Malignant melanoma of skin of upper limb, including shoulder
7 172.7 Malignant melanoma of skin of lower limb, including hip
8 172.8 Malignant melanoma of other specified sites of skin
9 172.9 Melanoma of skin, site unspecified

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