Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 259.0
Delay in sexual development and puberty not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: Delay sexual develop NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 259.0 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 259.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 259.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 259.0: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Arrested puberty
  • Constitutional delay of growth and puberty
  • Delay in sexual development AND/OR puberty
  • Delayed adrenarche
  • Delayed female puberty
  • Delayed growth of secondary sexual hair
  • Delayed puberty
  • Delayed sexual development
  • Infantile uterus
  • On examination - delayed puberty
  • Prepubertal - no pubic hair
  • Sexual development, delayed
Applies To
  • Delayed puberty
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 259.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E30.0 Delayed puberty
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 259.0:
  • Delay, delayed
    • puberty 259.0
    • sexual maturation, female 259.0
  • Immaturity 765.1
    • sexual (female) (male) 259.0
  • Inadequate, inadequacy
    • development
      • child 783.40
      • fetus 764.9
        • affecting management of pregnancy 656.5
      • genitalia
        • after puberty NEC 259.0
        • congenital - see Hypoplasia, genitalia
      • lungs 748.5
      • organ or site NEC - see Hypoplasia, by site
  • Infantile - see also condition
    • genitalia, genitals 259.0
      • in pregnancy or childbirth NEC 654.4
        • affecting fetus or newborn 763.89
        • causing obstructed labor 660.2
          • affecting fetus or newborn 763.1
    • os, uterus (see also Infantile, genitalia) 259.0
    • penis 259.0
    • uterus (see also Infantile, genitalia) 259.0
  • Infantilism 259.9
    • sexual (with obesity) 259.0
  • Puberty V21.1
    • delayed 259.0
  • Sexual
    • immaturity (female) (male) 259.0
  • Underdevelopment - see also Undeveloped sexual 259.0
  • Undeveloped, undevelopment - see also Hypoplasia
    • uterus 259.0
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