ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D44.1

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland

Diagnosis Code D44.1

ICD-10: D44.1
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D44.1

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands (D44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D44.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Adrenal Gland Disorders

    The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

    With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In 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.

    Causes of adrenal gland disorders include

    • Genetic mutations
    • Tumors including pheochromocytomas
    • Infections
    • A problem in another gland, such as the pituitary, which helps to regulate the adrenal gland
    • Certain medicines

    Treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders.

    NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • 17-OH progesterone (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • ACTH blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Acute adrenal crisis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Adrenal glands (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Adrenalectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Aldosterone blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hyperaldosteronism - primary and secondary (Medical Encyclopedia)


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