ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C75.1

Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland

Diagnosis Code C75.1

ICD-10: C75.1
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C75.1

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands (C73-C75)
      • Malignant neoplasm of endo glands and related structures (C75)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C75.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of brain
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of hypothalamus
  • Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary and hypothalamus
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Pituitary carcinoma
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland

Information for Patients

Pituitary Tumors

Your pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain. The pituitary is the "master control gland" - it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body.

Pituitary tumors are common, but often they don't cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing's syndrome and hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms of pituitary tumors include

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Problems caused by the production of too many hormones

Pituitary tumors are usually curable. Treatment is often surgery to remove the tumor. Other options include medicines, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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