C09 MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF TONSIL

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: C09

Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of tonsil

Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of tonsil

Code Classification:

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of tonsil (C09)
        • C09 Malignant neoplasm of tonsil

Code Version: 2017 ICD-10-CM

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code C09 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes:
    • malignant neoplasm of lingual tonsil (C02.4)
    • malignant neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil (C11.1)

Similar Codes

No. ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
1 C09.0 Malignant neoplasm of tonsillar fossa
2 C09.1 Malignant neoplasm of tonsillar pillar (anterior) (posterior)
3 C09.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of tonsil
4 C09.9 Malignant neoplasm of tonsil, unspecified



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