2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C38.0

Malignant neoplasm of heart

Applicable To
  • Malignant neoplasm of pericardium
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as C38.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • malignant neoplasm of great vessels (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C49.3

    Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant neoplasm of axilla
    • Malignant neoplasm of diaphragm
    • Malignant neoplasm of great vessels
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of breast (C50.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of heart (C38.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of mediastinum (C38.1-C38.3)
    • malignant neoplasm of thymus (C37)
    C49.3
    )
The following code(s) above C38.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to C38.0:
  • C00-D49
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range C00-D49

    Neoplasms

    Note
    • Functional activity
    • All neoplasms are classified in this chapter, whether they are functionally active or not. An additional code from Chapter 4 may be used, to identify functional activity associated with any neoplasm.
    • Morphology [Histology]
    • Chapter 2 classifies neoplasms primarily by site (topography), with broad groupings for behavior, malignant, in situ, benign, etc. The Table of Neoplasms should be used to identify the correct topography code. In a few cases, such as for malignant melanoma and certain neuroendocrine tumors, the morphology (histologic type) is included in the category and codes.
    • Primary malignant neoplasms overlapping site boundaries
    • A primary malignant neoplasm that overlaps two or more contiguous (next to each other) sites should be classified to the subcategory/code .8 ('overlapping lesion'), unless the combination is specifically indexed elsewhere. For multiple neoplasms of the same site that are not contiguous, such as tumors in different quadrants of the same breast, codes for each site should be assigned.
    • Malignant neoplasm of ectopic tissue
    • Malignant neoplasms of ectopic tissue are to be coded to the site mentioned, e.g., ectopic pancreatic malignant neoplasms are coded to pancreas, unspecified (C25.9).
    Neoplasms
  • C30-C39
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range C30-C39

    Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs

    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of middle ear
    Type 1 Excludes
    Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs
  • C38
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C38

    Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM C38.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert C38.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to C38.0:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C38.0
C34.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung
C34.80 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of unspecified bronchus and lung
C34.81 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of right bronchus and lung
C34.82 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of left bronchus and lung
C34.9 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of bronchus or lung
C34.90 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of unspecified bronchus or lung
C34.91 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of right bronchus or lung
C34.92 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of left bronchus or lung
C37 Malignant neoplasm of thymus
C38 Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura
C38.0 Malignant neoplasm of heart
C38.1 Malignant neoplasm of anterior mediastinum
C38.2 Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum
C38.3 Malignant neoplasm of mediastinum, part unspecified
C38.4 Malignant neoplasm of pleura
C38.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of heart, mediastinum and pleura
C39 Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs
C39.0 Malignant neoplasm of upper respiratory tract, part unspecified
C39.9 Malignant neoplasm of lower respiratory tract, part unspecified
C40 Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs
C40.0 Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of upper limb

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