1. C05 Malignant neoplasm of palate

    Use Additional code to identify:
    alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    tobacco use (Z72.0)

    Excludes1

    • Kaposi's sarcoma of palate (C46.2)
    1. C05.0 Malignant neoplasm of hard palate

    2. C05.1 Malignant neoplasm of soft palate

    3. C05.2 Malignant neoplasm of uvula

    4. C05.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of palate

    5. C05.9 Malignant neoplasm of palate, unspecified

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Malignant neoplasm of roof of mouth
Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.