ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D44.3

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pituitary gland

Diagnosis Code D44.3

ICD-10: D44.3
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pituitary gland
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pituitary gland
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D44.3

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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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D44.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC 643
  • ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC 644
  • ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 645

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Synonyms
  • Low grade glioma of brain
  • Low grade glioma of cerebrum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands and nervous system
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands and nervous system
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pituitary gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pituitary gland
  • Pituicytoma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D44.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


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


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