How many digits are in a morphology code?
What is the morphology code for neoplastic cells?
- The morphology code records the type of cell that has become neoplastic and its biologic activity; in other words, it records the kind of tumor that has developed and how it behaves. There are three parts to a complete morphology code: 4 digits cell type (histology) 1 digit behavior
What do morphology codes mean on a biopsy?
- Those morphology codes were basically there to tell you what kind of tumor you were dealing with, whether you were dealing with a malignancy or a benign tumor or a carcinoma in situ, all of those things.
What is the difference between ICD O morphology and grade code?
- In ICD-O morphology codes, a common root codes the cell type of a given tumor, while an additional digit codes the behavior. The grade, differentiation, or phenotype code provides supplementary information about the tumor.
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