172.3 MAL MELANOM FACE NEC/NOS

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 172.3

Short Description: Mal melanom face NEC/NOS

Long Description: Malignant melanoma of skin of other and unspecified parts of face

Code Classification:

  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of bone, connective tissue, skin, and breast (170-176)
      • 172 Malignant melanoma of skin
        • 172.3 Mal melanom face NEC/NOS

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM

Synonyms

  • Malignant melanoma of chin
  • Malignant melanoma of forehead
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of cheek
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of chin
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of eyebrow
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of face
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of forehead
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of nose
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of temporal region
  • Malignant melanoma of temple
  • Melanoma in situ of face

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 172.3 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • ala nasi 172.3
    • brow 172.3
    • cheek (external) 172.3
    • chin 172.3
    • eyebrow 172.3
    • face NEC 172.3
    • forehead 172.3
    • jaw 172.3
    • nose, external 172.3
    • septum nasal (skin) 172.3
    • temple 172.3

Crosswalk Information

The code 172.3 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
172.3 Right Arrow C43.30 Malignant melanoma of unspecified part of face
C43.31 Malignant melanoma of nose
C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
D03.30 Melanoma in situ of unspecified part of face
D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 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-9 Code ICD-9 Description
172.0 Malignant melanoma of skin of lip
172.1 Malignant melanoma of skin of eyelid, including canthus
172.2 Malignant melanoma of skin of ear and external auditory canal
172.4 Malignant melanoma of skin of scalp and neck
172.5 Malignant melanoma of skin of trunk, except scrotum
172.6 Malignant melanoma of skin of upper limb, including shoulder
172.7 Malignant melanoma of skin of lower limb, including hip
172.8 Malignant melanoma of other specified sites of skin
172.9 Melanoma of skin, site unspecified

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