Billable Medical Code for Malignant Neoplasm of Brain, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 191.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 191.9.
The Short Description Is: Malig neo brain NOS.
Glioblastoma is also known as anaplastic astrocytoma of brain, anaplastic astrocytoma brain, anaplastic glioma of brain, anaplastic glioma brain, astrocytoma of brain, astrocytoma of brain grade 2, astrocytoma of brain high grade, astrocytoma of brain low grade, astrocytoma brain, astrocytoma brain grade 2, astrocytoma brain high grade, astrocytoma brain low grade, brain cancer, brain cancer metastatic to spinal cord, brain cancer high grade astrocytoma, brain cancer low grade astrocytoma, cancer brain anaplastic astrocytom malig gliom gr3, cancer of the brain, cancer of the brain metastatic to spinal cord, cancer of the brain anaplastic glioma, cancer of the brain astrocytoma, cancer of the brain astrocytoma grade 2, cancer of the brain ependymoma, cancer of the brain glioblastoma, cancer of the brain malignant glioma, cancer of the brain malignant glioma grade 4, cancer of the brain malignant glioma low grade, cancer of the brain oligodendroglioma, ependymoma of brain, ependymoma brain, glioblastoma multiforme of brain, glioblastoma brain, malignant glioma of brain, malignant glioma of brain grade 4, malignant glioma of brain low grade,
malignant glioma brain, malignant glioma brain grade 4, malignant glioma brain low grade, neoplasm, primitive neuroectodermal (PNET), oligodendroglioma of brain, oligodendroglioma brain, primary malignant neoplasm of brain, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, and secondary malignant neoplasm of spinal cord from neoplasm of brain.
Glioblastoma Definition and Symptoms
Glioblastoma is a term for a tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord. Treatment options depend on the type, size, and location of tumor. Symptoms include frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, memory loss, seizures, changes in personality, and changes in speech/vision/hearing.