Malignant neoplasm of brain C71-

Type 1 Excludes
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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 C71. 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 cranial nerves (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C72.2

    Malignant neoplasm of olfactory nerve

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant neoplasm of olfactory bulb
    C72.2-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C72.5

    Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified cranial nerves

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    C72.5
    )
  • retrobulbar malignant neoplasm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C69.6

    Malignant neoplasm of orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant neoplasm of connective tissue of orbit
    • Malignant neoplasm of extraocular muscle
    • Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of orbit
    • Malignant neoplasm of retrobulbar tissue
    • Malignant neoplasm of retro-ocular tissue
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of orbital bone (C41.0)
    C69.6-
    )
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
Codes
  • C71 Malignant neoplasm of brain
    • C71.0 Malignant neoplasm of cerebrum, except lobes and ventricles
    • C71.1 Malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
    • C71.2 Malignant neoplasm of temporal lobe
    • C71.3 Malignant neoplasm of parietal lobe
    • C71.4 Malignant neoplasm of occipital lobe
    • C71.5 Malignant neoplasm of cerebral ventricle
    • C71.6 Malignant neoplasm of cerebellum
    • C71.7 Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
    • C71.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of brain
    • C71.9 Malignant neoplasm of brain, unspecified