Excludes1

  • Kaposi's sarcoma of gastrointestinal sites (C46.4)

Excludes2

  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors (C49.A-)
  1. C15 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus

    Use Additional code to identify:
    alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)

    1. C15.3 Malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus

    2. C15.4 Malignant neoplasm of middle third of esophagus

    3. C15.5 Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

    4. C15.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of esophagus

    5. C15.9 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus, unspecified

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.