Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C10.9

Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx, unspecified

  • C10.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, C10.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Malignant neoplasms of the oral cavity and pharynx
Description Synonyms
  • Cancer of the oropharynx
  • Cancer of the oropharynx, squamous cell
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of oropharynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, oropharynx
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 5,614 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 C10.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 C10.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM C10.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 146 Ear, nose, mouth & throat malignancy with mcc
  • 147 Ear, nose, mouth & throat malignancy with cc
  • 148 Ear, nose, mouth & throat malignancy without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM C10.9 to ICD-9-CM