Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 259.51
Androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 259.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 259.51 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: 259.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E34.51 Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome
Approximate Synonyms
  • Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • Testicular feminization
Clinical Information
  • A disorder of sexual development transmitted as an x-linked recessive trait. These patients have a karyotype of 46,xy with end-organ resistance to androgen due to mutations in the androgen receptor (receptors, androgen) gene. Severity of the defect in receptor quantity or quality correlates with their phenotypes. In these genetic males, the phenotypic spectrum ranges from those with normal female external genitalia, through those with genital ambiguity as in reifenstein syndrome, to that of a normal male with infertility
  • Aspects of female morphology in a xy genotype caused by defects in cellular receptors for testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, transmitted as an x-linked trait
  • Sexual ambiguity in males due to a sexual differentiation disorder caused by testicular failure to respond to androgens. The affected males have abdominal and inguinal testes, female external genitalia and breasts, blind vaginas, and absent uteri. Some patients have absent pubic and axillary hair, hence the synonym "hairless pseudofemale." mental retardation occurs in some cases
Applies To
  • Complete androgen insensitivity
  • de Quervain's syndrome
  • Goldberg-Maxwell Syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 259.51:
  • de Quervain's
    • syndrome 259.51
  • Feminization, testicular 259.51
    • with pseudohermaphroditism, male 259.51
  • Goldberg (-Maxwell) (-Morris) syndrome (testicular feminization) 259.51
  • Insensitivity
  • Morris syndrome (testicular feminization) 259.51
  • Pseudohermaphroditism 752.7
    • male (without gonadal disorder) 752.7
      • with
        • adrenocortical disorder 255.2
        • cleft scrotum 752.7
        • feminizing testis 259.51
        • gonadal disorder 257.9
      • adrenal 255.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • androgen insensitivity 259.51
    • de Quervain's 259.51
    • Goldberg (-Maxwell) (-Morris) (testicular feminization) 259.51
    • Morris (testicular feminization) 259.51
    • testicular feminization 259.51
  • Testicle, testicular, testis - see also condition
    • feminization (syndrome) 259.51
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