2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C32.3

Malignant neoplasm of laryngeal cartilage

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • C32.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM C32.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C32.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 C32.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above C32.3 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 C32.3:
  • C00-D49
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • C32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C32

    Malignant neoplasm of larynx

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Malignant neoplasm of larynx
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the laryngeal cartilage
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of laryngeal cartilage
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of laryngeal cartilage
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, laryngeal cartilage
ICD-10-CM C32.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 146 Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with mcc
  • 147 Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with cc
  • 148 Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy without cc/mcc

Convert C32.3 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to C32.3:
  • Type 1 Excludes: C41
    , C49
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C41

    Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of other and unspecified sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of bones of limbs (C40.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage of ear (C49.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage of eyelid (C49.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage of larynx (C32.3)
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage of limbs (C40.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage of nose (C30.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C49

    Malignant neoplasm of other connective and soft tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of blood vessel
    • malignant neoplasm of bursa
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage
    • malignant neoplasm of fascia
    • malignant neoplasm of fat
    • malignant neoplasm of ligament, except uterine
    • malignant neoplasm of lymphatic vessel
    • malignant neoplasm of muscle
    • malignant neoplasm of synovia
    • malignant neoplasm of tendon (sheath)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage (of):
    • articular (C40-C41)
    • larynx (C32.3)
    • nose (C30.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of connective tissue of breast (C50.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue (C46.1)
    • malignant neoplasm of heart (C38.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system (C47.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of peritoneum (C48.2)
    • malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum (C48.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of uterine ligament (C57.3)
    • mesothelioma (C45.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C32.3
C31.0 Malignant neoplasm of maxillary sinus
C31.1 Malignant neoplasm of ethmoidal sinus
C31.2 Malignant neoplasm of frontal sinus
C31.3 Malignant neoplasm of sphenoid sinus
C31.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of accessory sinuses
C31.9 Malignant neoplasm of accessory sinus, unspecified
C32 Malignant neoplasm of larynx
C32.0 Malignant neoplasm of glottis
C32.1 Malignant neoplasm of supraglottis
C32.2 Malignant neoplasm of subglottis
C32.3 Malignant neoplasm of laryngeal cartilage
C32.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of larynx
C32.9 Malignant neoplasm of larynx, unspecified
C33 Malignant neoplasm of trachea
C34 Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung
C34.0 Malignant neoplasm of main bronchus
C34.00 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified main bronchus
C34.01 Malignant neoplasm of right main bronchus
C34.02 Malignant neoplasm of left main bronchus
C34.1 Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe, bronchus or lung
C34.10 Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe, unspecified bronchus or lung

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.