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Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth part unspecified (144.9)

ICD-9 code 144.9 for Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth part unspecified is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF LIP, ORAL CAVITY, AND PHARYNX (140-149).

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Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth part unspecified

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