Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 253.8
Other disorders of the pituitary and other syndromes of diencephalohypophyseal origin
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
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
Clinical Information
  • Rathke's pouch cysts are rarely symptomatic in the first two decades of life though they may produce symptoms in the third and fourth decades of life. When the cysts do present in the first decades of life, the symptoms are generally associated with diabetes insipidus or other conditions related to hypopituitarism.
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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