Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 259.2
Carcinoid syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 259.2 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 259.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • CARCINOID SYNDROME
Clinical Information
  • A combination of symptoms caused by the release of serotonin and other substances from carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include flushing of the face, flat angiomas (small collections of dilated blood vessels) of the skin, diarrhea, bronchial spasms, rapid pulse, and sudden drops in blood pressure.
  • A symptom complex associated with carcinoid tumor and characterized by attacks of severe flushing of the skin, diarrheal watery stools, bronchoconstriction, sudden drops in blood pressure, edema, and ascites. The carcinoid tumors are usually located in the gastrointestinal tract and metastasize to the liver. Symptoms are caused by tumor secretion of serotonin, prostaglandins, and other biologically active substances. Cardiac manifestations constitute carcinoid heart disease. (Dorland, 27th ed; stedman, 25th ed)
Applies To
  • Hormone secretion by carcinoid tumors
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 259.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E34.0 Carcinoid syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 259.2:
  • Argentaffinoma (M8241/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, uncertain behavior
    • syndrome 259.2
  • Biörck (-Thorson) syndrome (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
  • Carcinoidosis 259.2
  • Carcinoma (M8010/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • Kulchitsky's cell (carcinoid tumor of intestine) 259.2
  • Cassidy (-Scholte) syndrome (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
  • Flush syndrome 259.2
  • Hedinger's syndrome (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
  • Kulchitsky's cell carcinoma (carcinoid tumor of intestine) 259.2
  • Scholte's syndrome (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
  • Secretion
    • hormone
      • antidiuretic, inappropriate (syndrome) 253.6
      • by
        • carcinoid tumor 259.2
        • pheochromocytoma 255.6
      • ectopic NEC 259.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • argentaffin, argintaffinoma 259.2
    • Biörck (-Thorson) (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
    • carcinoid 259.2
    • Cassidy (-Scholte) (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
    • flush 259.2
    • Hedinger's (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
    • malignant carcinoid 259.2
    • metastatic carcinoid 259.2
    • Scholte's (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
    • Thorson-Biörck (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
  • Thorson-Biörck syndrome (malignant carcinoid) 259.2
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