172.9 MALIG MELANOMA SKIN NOS

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 172.9

Short Description: Malig melanoma skin NOS

Long Description: Melanoma of skin, site unspecified

Code Classification:

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

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 172.9 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • abdominal wall 172.5
    • ala nasi 172.3
    • amelanotic (M8730/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • ankle 172.7
    • anus, anal 154.3
      • canal 154.2
    • arm 172.6
    • auditory canal (external) 172.2
    • auricle (ear) 172.2
    • auricular canal (external) 172.2
    • axilla 172.5
    • axillary fold 172.5
    • back 172.5
    • balloon cell (M8722/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • benign (M8720/0) - see Neoplasm, skin, benign
    • breast (female) (male) 172.5
    • brow 172.3
    • buttock 172.5
    • canthus (eye) 172.1
    • cheek (external) 172.3
    • chest wall 172.5
    • chin 172.3
    • choroid 190.6
    • conjunctiva 190.3
    • ear (external) 172.2
    • epithelioid cell (M8771/3) - see also Melanoma, by site
      • and spindle cell, mixed (M8775/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • external meatus (ear) 172.2
    • eye 190.9
    • eyebrow 172.3
    • eyelid (lower) (upper) 172.1
    • face NEC 172.3
    • female genital organ (external) NEC 184.4
    • finger 172.6
    • flank 172.5
    • foot 172.7
    • forearm 172.6
    • forehead 172.3
    • foreskin 187.1
    • gluteal region 172.5
    • groin 172.5
    • hand 172.6
    • heel 172.7
    • helix 172.2
    • hip 172.7
    • in
      • giant pigmented nevus (M8761/3) - see Melanoma, by site
      • Hutchinson's melanotic freckle (M8742/3) - see Melanoma, by site
      • junctional nevus (M8740/3) - see Melanoma, by site
      • precancerous melanosis (M8741/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • in situ - see Melanoma, by site
      • skin 172.9
    • interscapular region 172.5
    • iris 190.0
    • jaw 172.3
    • juvenile (M8770/0) - see Neoplasm, skin, benign
    • knee 172.7
    • labium
      • majus 184.1
      • minus 184.2
    • lacrimal gland 190.2
    • leg 172.7
    • lip (lower) (upper) 172.0
    • liver 197.7
    • lower limb NEC 172.7
    • male genital organ (external) NEC 187.9
    • meatus, acoustic (external) 172.2
    • meibomian gland 172.1
    • metastatic
      • of or from specified site - see Melanoma, by site
      • site not of skin - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant, secondary
      • to specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant, secondary
      • unspecified site 172.9
    • nail 172.9
      • finger 172.6
      • toe 172.7
    • neck 172.4
    • nodular (M8721/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • nose, external 172.3
    • orbit 190.1
    • penis 187.4
    • perianal skin 172.5
    • perineum 172.5
    • pinna 172.2
    • popliteal (fossa) (space) 172.7
    • prepuce 187.1
    • pubes 172.5
    • pudendum 184.4
    • retina 190.5
    • scalp 172.4
    • scrotum 187.7
    • septum nasal (skin) 172.3
    • shoulder 172.6
    • skin NEC 172.8
      • in situ 172.9
    • spindle cell (M8772/3) - see also Melanoma, by site
      • type A (M8773/3) 190.0
      • type B (M8774/3) 190.0
    • submammary fold 172.5
    • superficial spreading (M8743/3) - see Melanoma, by site
    • temple 172.3
    • thigh 172.7
    • toe 172.7
    • trunk NEC 172.5
    • umbilicus 172.5
    • upper limb NEC 172.6
    • vagina vault 184.0
    • vulva 184.4

Crosswalk Information

The code 172.9 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
172.9 Right Arrow C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
D03.9 Melanoma in situ, unspecified
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
3 172.2 Malignant melanoma of skin of ear and external auditory canal
4 172.3 Malignant melanoma of skin of other and unspecified parts of face
5 172.4 Malignant melanoma of skin of scalp and neck
6 172.5 Malignant melanoma of skin of trunk, except scrotum
7 172.6 Malignant melanoma of skin of upper limb, including shoulder
8 172.7 Malignant melanoma of skin of lower limb, including hip
9 172.8 Malignant melanoma of other specified sites of skin

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2014