Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C15.3

Malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus

  • C15.3 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, C15.3 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the upper third segment of the esophagus.
Description Synonyms
  • Cancer of the esophagus, cervical
  • Cancer of the esophagus, upper third
  • Esophageal cancer, cervical
  • Esophageal cancer, upper third
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cervical esophagus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 50 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 C15.3 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 C15.3 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM C15.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 374 Digestive malignancy with mcc
  • 375 Digestive malignancy with cc
  • 376 Digestive malignancy without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM C15.3 to ICD-9-CM