ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C25.0

Malignant neoplasm of head of pancreas

Diagnosis Code C25.0

ICD-10: C25.0
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of head of pancreas
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of head of pancreas
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C25.0

Valid for Submission
The code C25.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of pancreas (C25)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C25.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 157.0 - Mal neo pancreas head

  • Adenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • Bard-Pic syndrome
  • Carcinoma of head of pancreas
  • Carcinoma of pancreas
  • Malignant tumor of head of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of head of pancreas
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of head of pancreas

Table of Neoplasms

The code C25.0 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain

Information for Patients

Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces the juices that help break down food and the hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually begins in the cells that produce the juices. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include

  • Smoking
  • Long-term diabetes
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Certain hereditary disorders

Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn't cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. They include yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss and fatigue. Also, because the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, health care providers cannot see or feel the tumors during routine exams. Doctors use a physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose it.

Because it is often found late and it spreads quickly, pancreatic cancer can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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