Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia

Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia
ICD-O-3 Morphology
Effective 2001 and later
for cases diagnosed 2001 and later
Primary Site(s)

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9 - Grade/differentiation unknown, not stated, or not applicable
Module Rule
Alternate Names
Childhood myelodysplastic syndrome
Refractory cytopenia of childhood
Myelodysplastic syndrome with bi-cytopenia or pancytopenia and dyplastic changes in 10% or more of cells in 2 or more of myeloid cell lines.
< 1% blasts in blood, < 5% blasts in marrow, <15% ringed sideroblasts (If > 15%, case should be classified as subtype RCMD-RS)
Auer rods not seen, Monocytes in blood < 1 x 109/L
Abstractor Notes
Blood and bone marrow are always involved. Most patients present with evidence of bone marrow failure with cytopenia of two or more myeloid lines. At least 2 types of blood counts are low and have an abnormal appearance under the microscope (dysplasia). The number of blasts is less than 5%. About 25% of people with MDS have this type. It will change into leukemia in about 10% of patients. Having this type of MDS will shorten a person's survival. One estimate is that half of patients will die within 2 years of diagnosis.

This histology code also includes childhod MDS. MDS is very rare in children. Both the peripheral blood and bone marrow are involved. Hepatosplenomegaly is generally not a feature of RCC and lymph nodes are not the initial site of involvement.

MDS is a group name for a number of specific diseases. As the MDS progresses, it may manifest as several subtypes. This is a part of the disease process. Abstracting each of the subtypes would result in over-counting these diseases. Code the first subtype that is diagnosed. Do not change the histology code or create a new abstract for any subsequent specific MDS subtypes.
Definitive Diagnostic Methods
Bone marrow biopsy
Genetics Data
del (5q)
del (7q)
del (20q)
Monosomy 5
Monosomy 7
Trisomy 8
Transformations from
No Transformations
Corresponding ICD-9 Codes
238.72 Low grade myelodysplastic syndrome lesions
Corresponding ICD-10 Codes
D46.7 Other myelodysplastic syndromes
Corresponding ICD-10-CM Codes (effective October 1, 2015 U.S. only)
D46.A Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia
D46.B Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ring sideroblasts
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Epidemiology and Mortality