Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 253.8
Other disorders of the pituitary and other syndromes of diencephalohypophyseal origin
  • Short description: Pituitary disorder NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 253.8 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 253.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of pituitary
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy
  • Arachnoid cyst of pituitary
  • Autoimmune hypophysitis
  • Colloid cyst of pituitary gland
  • Cyst, pituitary
  • Diencephalic syndrome
  • Diencephalic syndrome of infancy
  • Diencephalic syndrome secondary to tumor
  • Disorder of posterior pituitary
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • Exercise induced hypothalamic insufficiency
  • Female infertility of pituitary - hypothalamic origin
  • Granuloma of pituitary and hypothalamus
  • Granulomatous giant-cell hypophysitis
  • Hypothalamic insufficiency, exercise induced
  • Hypothalamic insufficiency, primary
  • Hypothalamic insufficiency, secondary
  • Mass of hypothalamus
  • Mass of pituitary
  • Oxytocin deficiency
  • Pituitary abscess
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Pituitary cyst
  • Pituitary disorder, posterior
  • Pituitary dwarfism with large sella turcica
  • Pituitary dwarfism with small sella turcica
  • Pituitary gland enlarged
  • Pituitary hemorrhage
  • Pituitary infarction
  • Posterior pituitary disorder
  • Primary hypothalamic insufficiency
  • Rathkes pouch cyst
  • Rathke's pouch cyst
  • Renon-Delille syndrome
  • Secondary hypothalamic insufficiency
  • Secondary pituitary - hypothalamic infertility
  • Syndrome of diencephalo-hypophyseal origin
253.8 Excludes
  • craniopharyngioma (237.0)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 253.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E23.6 Other disorders of pituitary gland
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 253.8:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • pituitary (gland) 253.8
  • Adiposis
    • cerebralis 253.8
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy 253.8
  • Babinski-Fröhlich syndrome (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • craniobuccal pouch 253.8
    • craniopharyngeal pouch 253.8
    • hypophysis, hypophyseal (duct) (recurrent) 253.8
      • cerebri 253.8
    • intrasellar 253.8
    • pituitary (duct) (gland) 253.8
    • Rathke's pouch 253.8
  • Decrease, decreased
    • function
      • adrenal (cortex) 255.41
      • ovary in hypopituitarism 253.4
      • parenchyma of pancreas 577.8
      • pituitary (gland) (lobe) (anterior) 253.2
        • posterior (lobe) 253.8
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • pituitary (gland) 253.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Fröhlich's (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
  • Disorder - see also Disease
  • Dystrophy, dystrophia 783.9
    • adiposogenital 253.8
    • pituitary (gland) 253.8
  • Embolism 444.9
    • pituitary 253.8
  • Empty sella (turcica) syndrome 253.8
  • Fröhlich's disease or syndrome (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • pituitary (gland) 253.8
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • pituitary (fossa) (gland) 253.8
    • sella turcica 253.8
  • Hypophyseal, hypophysis - see also condition
    • syndrome 253.8
  • Hypophyseothalamic syndrome 253.8
  • Hypoplasia, hypoplasis 759.89
  • Infantilism 259.9
    • hypothalamic (with obesity) 253.8
  • Infarct, infarction
    • hypophysis (anterior lobe) 253.8
    • pituitary (gland) 253.8
  • Launois-Cleret syndrome (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
  • Obesity (constitutional) (exogenous) (familial) (nutritional) (simple) 278.00
    • Fröhlich's (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
    • pituitary 253.8
  • Overactive - see also Hyperfunction
    • hypothalamus 253.8
  • Rénon-Delille syndrome 253.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • adiposogenital 253.8
    • Babinski-Fröhlich (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
    • diencephalohypophyseal NEC 253.8
    • empty sella (turcica) 253.8
    • Fröhlich's (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
    • hypophyseal 253.8
    • hypophyseothalamic 253.8
    • Launois-Cléret (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
    • Rénon-Delille 253.8
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