Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 252.9
Unspecified disorder of parathyroid gland
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 252.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 252.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 252.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E21.5 Disorder of parathyroid gland, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of parathyroid gland
  • Parathyroid disorder
Clinical Information
  • Deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of the parathyroid gland
  • Most people have four pea-sized glands, called parathyroid glands, on the thyroid gland in the neck. Though their names are similar, the thyroid and parathyroid glands are completely different. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (pth), which helps your body keep the right balance of calcium and phosphorous. If your parathyroid glands make too much or too little hormone, it disrupts this balance. If they secrete extra pth, you have hyperparathyroidism, and your blood calcium rises. In many cases, a benign tumor on a parathyroid gland makes it overactive. Or, the extra hormones can come from enlarged parathyroid glands. Very rarely, the cause is cancer.if you do not have enough pth, you have hypoparathyroidism. Your blood will have too little calcium and too much phosphorous. Causes include injury to the glands, endocrine disorders, or genetic conditions. Treatment is aimed at restoring the balance of calcium and phosphorous. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
  • Pathological processes of the parathyroid glands. They usually manifest as hypersecretion or hyposecretion of parathyroid hormone that regulates the balance of calcium; phosphorus; and magnesium in the body
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 252.9:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • parathyroid (gland) 252.9
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • parathyroid 252.9
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