Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 253.3
Pituitary dwarfism
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 253.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 253.3 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: 253.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E23.0 Hypopituitarism
Approximate Synonyms
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone deficiency after bone marrow transplant
  • Growth hormone deficiency, bone marrow transplant
  • Growth hormone deficiency, isolated
  • Isolated growth hormone deficiency
  • Isolated somatotropin deficiency
  • Partial growth hormone deficiency
  • Somatotropin deficiency, partial
Clinical Information
  • A form of dwarfism caused by complete or partial growth hormone deficiency, resulting from either the lack of growth hormone-releasing factor from the hypothalamus or from the mutations in the growth hormone gene (gh1) in the pituitary gland. It is also known as type i pituitary dwarfism. Human hypophysial dwarf is caused by a deficiency of human growth hormone during development
  • Form of dwarfism due to deficient release of growth hormone which may result from dysfunction of the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland
Applies To
  • Isolated deficiency of (human) growth hormone [HGH]
  • Lorain-Levi dwarfism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 253.3:
  • Ateleiosis, ateliosis 253.3
  • Ateliosis 253.3
  • Burnier's syndrome (hypophyseal dwarfism) 253.3
  • Cretin, cretinism (athyrotic) (congenital) (endemic) (metabolic) (nongoitrous) (sporadic) 243
    • pituitary 253.3
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • growth hormone 253.3
    • HGH (human growth hormone) 253.3
    • hormone - see also Deficiency, by specific hormone
      • anterior pituitary (isolated) (partial) NEC 253.4
        • growth (human) 253.3
      • follicle-stimulating 253.4
      • growth (human) (isolated) 253.3
      • human growth 253.3
      • interstitial cell-stimulating 253.4
      • luteinizing 253.4
      • melanocyte-stimulating 253.4
      • testicular 257.2
    • human growth hormone 253.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Lorain's (pituitary dwarfism) 253.3
  • Dwarf, dwarfism 259.4
    • with infantilism (hypophyseal) 253.3
    • hypophyseal 253.3
    • Levi type 253.3
    • Lorain-Levi (pituitary) 253.3
    • Lorain type (pituitary) 253.3
    • pituitary 253.3
    • primordial 253.3
  • Hypophyseal, hypophysis - see also condition
    • dwarfism 253.3
  • Hyposomatotropism 253.3
  • Infantilism 259.9
    • with dwarfism (hypophyseal) 253.3
    • hypophyseal 253.3
    • pituitary 253.3
  • Levi's syndrome (pituitary dwarfism) 253.3
  • Lorain's disease or syndrome (pituitary dwarfism) 253.3
  • Lorain-Levi syndrome (pituitary dwarfism) 253.3
  • Nanism, nanosomia (see also Dwarfism) 259.4
    • hypophyseal 253.3
    • pituitary 253.3
  • Neb├ęcourt's syndrome 253.3
  • Panhypopituitarism 253.2
    • prepubertal 253.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Burnier's (hypophyseal dwarfism) 253.3
    • infantilism 253.3
    • Levi's (pituitary dwarfism) 253.3
    • Lorain-Levi (pituitary dwarfism) 253.3
    • Neb├ęcourt's 253.3
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