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Malignant Neoplasm of the Urethra B047
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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||49 of 2016|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||50 of 2016|
Changes from previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 189.3
- ICD-10-AM Codes: C68.0
The urethra is the tube that connects the bladder to the exterior of the body. Cancer of the urethra is a very rare condition.
Confirming the diagnosis
Histological evidence is required from a biopsy or excision specimen.
The relevant medical specialist is a urologist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Malignant neoplasm (carcinoma) of a urethral diverticula
- Melanoma of the urethra
- Squamous cell carcinoma of the urethra
- Transitional cell carcinoma of the urethra
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Malignant neoplasm of the ureter* - MN renal pelvis and ureter SOP
- malignant neoplasm of the urethral orifice of the bladder* - MN bladder SOP
Clinical onset will be at the time of diagnosis, or may be able to be backdated to when relevant urinary symptoms (particularly bleeding) or a perineal or penile lump were first noticed.
The only SOP worsening factor is for inability to obtain appropriate clinical management.