Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 253.9
Unspecified disorder of the pituitary gland and its hypothalamic control
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 253.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 253.9 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: 253.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E23.3 Hypothalamic dysfunction, not elsewhere classified
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E23.7 Disorder of pituitary gland, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnormality of neurotensine secretion
  • Disease of pituitary gland
  • Disorder of anterior pituitary
  • Disorder of hypothalamus
  • Disorder of pituitary gland
  • Disorder of posterior pituitary
  • Grahmann's syndrome
  • Houssay's syndrome
  • Hypothalamic disorder of appetite
  • Hypothalamic granuloma
  • Hypothalamic mass
  • Hypothalamic syndrome
  • Mass of hypothalamus (finding)
  • Pituitary disorder
  • Pituitary fibrosis
  • Pituitary fibrosis with midline fibrosis
  • Pituitary granuloma
  • Pituitary stalk compression
  • Pituitary stalk compression hyperprolactinemia
  • Pituitary, parathyroid, thymus disorder
  • Primary pituitary - hypothalamic infertility
Clinical Information
  • Disorders of the anterior or posterior pituitary gland which usually manifest as hypersecretion or hyposecretion of pituitary hormones
Applies To
  • Dyspituitarism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 253.9:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • hypophysis 253.9
    • pituitary (gland) 253.9
  • Disorder - see also Disease
  • Dysfunction
  • Dyspituitarism 253.9
  • Lesion(s)
    • hypothalamic 253.9
  • Perversion, perverted
    • function
      • pineal gland 259.8
      • pituitary gland 253.9
      • placenta - see Placenta, abnormal
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