Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C71.9

Malignant neoplasm of brain, unspecified

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • C71.9 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 C71.9. Other international versions of ICD-10 C71.9 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 neoplasm affecting the brain.
  • Cancer of the brain is usually called a brain tumor. There are two main types. A primary brain tumor starts in the brain. A metastatic brain tumor starts somewhere else in the body and moves to the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly.brain tumors can cause many symptoms. Some of the most common are
    • headaches, usually worse in the morning
    • nausea and vomiting
    • changes in your ability to talk, hear, or see
    • problems with balance or walking
    • problems with thinking or memory
    • muscle jerking or twitching
    • numbness or tingling in arms or legs
    doctors diagnose brain tumors by doing a neurologic exam and tests including an mri, ct scan, and biopsy. People with brain tumors have several treatment options. The options are surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Many people get a combination of treatments. nih: national cancer institute
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma of brain
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma, brain
  • Anaplastic glioma of brain
  • Anaplastic glioma, brain
  • Astrocytoma of brain
  • Astrocytoma of brain, grade 2
  • Astrocytoma of brain, high grade
  • Astrocytoma of brain, low grade
  • Astrocytoma, brain
  • Astrocytoma, brain grade 2
  • Astrocytoma, brain high grade
  • Astrocytoma, brain low grade
  • Brain cancer
  • Brain cancer metastatic to spinal cord
  • Brain cancer, high grade astrocytoma
  • Brain cancer, low grade astrocytoma
  • Cancer brain anaplastic astrocytom malig gliom gr3
  • Cancer of the brain
  • Cancer of the brain metastatic to spinal cord
  • Cancer of the brain, anaplastic glioma
  • Cancer of the brain, astrocytoma
  • Cancer of the brain, astrocytoma, grade 2
  • Cancer of the brain, ependymoma
  • Cancer of the brain, glioblastoma
  • Cancer of the brain, glioblastoma multiforme
  • Cancer of the brain, malignant glioma
  • Cancer of the brain, malignant glioma grade 4
  • Cancer of the brain, malignant glioma low grade
  • Cancer of the brain, oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma of brain
  • Ependymoma, brain
  • Glioblastoma multiforme of brain
  • Glioblastoma multiforme, brain
  • Glioblastoma, brain
  • Malignant glioma of brain
  • Malignant glioma of brain, grade 4
  • Malignant glioma of brain, low grade
  • Malignant glioma, brain
  • Malignant glioma, brain grade 4
  • Malignant glioma, brain low grade
  • Neoplasm, primitive neuroectodermal (PNET)
  • Oligodendroglioma of brain
  • Oligodendroglioma, brain
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of brain
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumor
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of spinal cord from neoplasm of brain
ICD-10-CM C71.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 054 Nervous system neoplasms with mcc
  • 055 Nervous system neoplasms without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM C71.9 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM C71.9: