Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C25.9

Malignant neoplasm of pancreas, unspecified

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • C25.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C25.9. Other international versions of ICD-10 C25.9 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant tumor involving the pancreas. Representative examples include carcinoma and lymphoma.
  • The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Cancer of the pancreas is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include
    • smoking
    • long-term diabetes
    • chronic pancreatitis
    • certain hereditary disorders
    pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn't cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. They include yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss and fatigue. Also, because the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, health care providers cannot see or feel the tumors during routine exams. Because it is often found late and it spreads quickly, pancreatic cancer can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. nih: national cancer institute
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma, pancreas
  • Cancer of the pancreas, adenocarcinoma
  • Cancer of the pancreas, primary
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pancreas
ICD-10-CM C25.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 435 Malignancy of hepatobiliary system or pancreas with mcc
  • 436 Malignancy of hepatobiliary system or pancreas with cc
  • 437 Malignancy of hepatobiliary system or pancreas without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM C25.9 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM C25.9: