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Malignant Neoplasm of the Larynx B013
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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||61 of 2013|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||62 of 2013|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 161
- ICD-10-AM Codes: C32
The larynx is the upper part of the wind pipe and it includes the vocal cords.
Is specific diagnostic evidence that is required to apply the SOP? - Yes.
This is a histological diagnosis based on biopsy or operative specimen.
The relevant medical specialist is an ENT surgeon, head and neck surgeon or oncologist.
Are there sub-factors that require specific diagnostic information? - No.
Additional diagnoses covered by this SOP
- Malignant neoplasm of the glottis, supraglottis or subglottis
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Carcinoid of the larynx
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the larynx, ICD code 201.9
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the larynx, ICD code 202.8
- Secondary/metastatic cancer involving the larynx (code to primary cancer site)
- soft tissue sarcoma of the larynx, ICD code 171.8
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:
- seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
- re-encode the condition, if appropriate.
The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.
Histology / biopsy report