C15

icd
Non-Billable

Malignant neoplasm of esophagus


Guidelines

Excludes1
C15-C26Kaposi's sarcoma of gastrointestinal sites (C46.4)
Excludes 2
C15-C26gastrointestinal stromal tumors (C49.A-)
Use Additional Code
C15
  • code to identify:
  • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
Notes
2
  • 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).

Related Codes

C15icd
Malignant neoplasm of esophagus
Malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus
Malignant neoplasm of middle third of esophagus
Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus
Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of esophagus
Malignant neoplasm of esophagus, unspecified