Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 259.4
Dwarfism, not elsewhere classified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Dwarfism NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 259.4 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 259.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ateliotic dwarf
  • Ateliotic dwarfism without insulinopenia
  • Congenital malformation syndromes associated with short stature
  • Constitutional short stature
  • Dolichocephalic dwarfism
  • Dwarfism
  • Dwarfism, alopecia, pseudoanodontia, cutis laxa
  • Homozygous Leri Weill dyschondrosteosis syndrome
  • Homozygous leri well dyschondrosteosis syndrome
  • Hypothyroid dwarfism
  • Infantile dwarf
  • Langer mesomelic dysplasia syndrome
  • Rachitic dwarf
  • Senile dwarfism
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia
  • True dwarfism
  • Tryptophanuria with dwarfism
Clinical Information
  • Condition of being undersized as a result of premature arrest of skeletal growth.
259.4 Excludes
Applies To
  • Dwarfism:
    • NOS
    • constitutional
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 259.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E34.3 Short stature due to endocrine disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 259.4:
  • Dwarf, dwarfism 259.4
    • with infantilism (hypophyseal) 253.3
    • congenital 259.4
    • constitutional 259.4
    • infantile 259.4
    • Lorain-Levi (pituitary) 253.3
    • Lorain type (pituitary) 253.3
    • nephrotic-glycosuric, with hypophosphatemic rickets 270.0
    • psychosocial 259.4
    • renal 588.0
      • with hypertension - see Hypertension, kidney
    • Russell's (uterine dwarfism and craniofacial dysostosis) 759.89
  • Nanism, nanosomia (see also Dwarfism) 259.4
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