2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C55

Malignant neoplasm of uterus, part unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
  • C55 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 C55 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C55 - other international versions of ICD-10 C55 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • C55 is applicable to female patients.
The following code(s) above C55 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 C55:
  • 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
  • C51-C58
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range C51-C58

    Malignant neoplasms of female genital organs

    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of skin of female genital organs
    Malignant neoplasms of female genital organs
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the uterus
  • Cancer of the uterus, leiomyosarcoma
  • Cancer of the uterus, sarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma of uterus
  • Malignant neoplasm of uterus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of uterus
  • Sarcoma of uterus
Clinical Information
  • Cancer that forms in tissues of the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops). Two types of uterine cancer are endometrial cancer (cancer that begins in cells lining the uterus) and uterine sarcoma (a rare cancer that begins in muscle or other tissues in the uterus).
  • Primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the uterine corpus and/or the cervix.
  • The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a women is pregnant. There are different types of uterine cancer. The most common type starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This type of cancer is sometimes called endometrial cancer. The symptoms of uterine cancer include
    • unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
    • trouble urinating
    • pelvic pain
    • pain during intercourse
    uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause. Being obese and taking estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (also called menopausal hormone therapy) also increase your risk. Treatment varies depending on your overall health, how advanced the cancer is and whether hormones affect its growth. Treatment is usually a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed. Other options include hormone therapy and radiation. nih: national cancer institute
ICD-10-CM C55 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 736 Uterine and adnexa procedures for ovarian or adnexal malignancy with mcc
  • 737 Uterine and adnexa procedures for ovarian or adnexal malignancy with cc
  • 738 Uterine and adnexa procedures for ovarian or adnexal malignancy without cc/mcc
  • 739 Uterine, adnexa procedures for non-ovarian and non-adnexal malignancy with mcc
  • 740 Uterine, adnexa procedures for non-ovarian and non-adnexal malignancy with cc
  • 741 Uterine, adnexa procedures for non-ovarian and non-adnexal malignancy without cc/mcc
  • 754 Malignancy, female reproductive system with mcc
  • 755 Malignancy, female reproductive system with cc
  • 756 Malignancy, female reproductive system without cc/mcc

Convert C55 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C55
C53.1 Malignant neoplasm of exocervix
C53.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of cervix uteri
C53.9 Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri, unspecified
C54 Malignant neoplasm of corpus uteri
C54.0 Malignant neoplasm of isthmus uteri
C54.1 Malignant neoplasm of endometrium
C54.2 Malignant neoplasm of myometrium
C54.3 Malignant neoplasm of fundus uteri
C54.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of corpus uteri
C54.9 Malignant neoplasm of corpus uteri, unspecified
C55 Malignant neoplasm of uterus, part unspecified
C56 Malignant neoplasm of ovary
C56.1 Malignant neoplasm of right ovary
C56.2 Malignant neoplasm of left ovary
C56.9 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified ovary
C57 Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified female genital organs
C57.0 Malignant neoplasm of fallopian tube
C57.00 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified fallopian tube
C57.01 Malignant neoplasm of right fallopian tube
C57.02 Malignant neoplasm of left fallopian tube
C57.1 Malignant neoplasm of broad ligament

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