Billable Medical Code for Malignant Neoplasm of Stomach, Unspecified Site
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 151.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 151.9.
The Short Description Is: Malig neopl stomach NOS.
Gastric cancer is also known as adenocarcinoma of stomach, adenocarcinoma stomach, CA of stomach, CA stomach adenoca, cancer of the stomach, cancer of the stomach adenocarcinoma, primary malignant neoplasm of stomach, and stomach cancer. This applies to carcinoma ventriculi and gastric cancer.
Gastric Cancer Definition and Symptoms
Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is a type of cancer that occurs in the stomach. Symptoms of gastric cancer are severe indigestion, stomach pains, unintentional weightloss, persistent vomiting, heartburn, bloating, and fatigue.