Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 255.9
Unspecified disorder of adrenal glands
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 255.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 255.9 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: 255.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E27.9 Disorder of adrenal gland, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adrenal disorder
  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Adrenal mass
  • Bilat adrenal mass
  • Bilateral adrenal mass
  • Disorder of adrenal gland
  • Incidental finding of mass in the adrenal gland
  • Left adrenal mass
  • Mass of adrenal gland
  • Right adrenal mass
Clinical Information
  • Pathologic condition or abnormal functioning of either or both of the paired glands situated in the retroperitoneal tissues at the superior pole of the kidneys or adrenal glands
  • Pathological processes of the adrenal glands
  • Your adrenal, or suprarenal, glands are located on the top of each kidney. These glands produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other functions.adrenal disorders can cause your adrenal glands to make too much or not enough hormones. With cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol. tumors can also cause disorders in your adrenal glands. Bleeding and infection can cause an adrenal gland problem that can be fatal without quick treatment.treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 255.9:
  • Adrenalism 255.9
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.6
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • adrenal (gland) (capsule) (cortex) 255.9
    • suprarenal (gland) (capsule) 255.9
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • adrenal (capsule) (cortex) (gland) 255.9
  • Dysadrenocortism 255.9
  • Dysfunction
    • adrenal (cortical) 255.9
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