ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D35.3

Benign neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct

Diagnosis Code D35.3

ICD-10: D35.3
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D35.3

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified endocrine glands (D35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D35.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Benign neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Benign neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Benign neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct

Information for Patients

Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Tumors are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form tumor.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Biopsy - polyps
  • Cherry angioma

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Pituitary Disorders

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.

With pituitary disorders, you often have too much or too little of one of your hormones. Injuries can cause pituitary disorders, but the most common cause is a pituitary tumor.

  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test
  • Gigantism
  • Growth hormone stimulation test
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test
  • Pituitary infarction

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