2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C44.72

Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lower limb, including hip

The following code(s) above C44.72 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to C44.72:
  • 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
  • C44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C44

    Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of sebaceous glands
    • malignant neoplasm of sweat glands
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Kaposi's sarcoma of skin (C46.0)
    • malignant melanoma of skin (C43.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of skin of genital organs (C51-C52, C60.-, C63.2)
    • Merkel cell carcinoma (C4A.-)
    Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin
Approximate Synonyms Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C44.72
C44.699 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of left upper limb, including shoulder
C44.7 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip
C44.70 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip
C44.701 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C44.702 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of right lower limb, including hip
C44.709 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of left lower limb, including hip
C44.71 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of lower limb, including hip
C44.711 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C44.712 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of right lower limb, including hip
C44.719 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of left lower limb, including hip
C44.72 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lower limb, including hip
C44.721 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C44.722 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of right lower limb, including hip
C44.729 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of left lower limb, including hip
C44.79 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip
C44.791 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C44.792 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of right lower limb, including hip
C44.799 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of left lower limb, including hip
C44.8 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of skin
C44.80 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of skin
C44.81 Basal cell carcinoma of overlapping sites of skin

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