ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D44.4

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of craniopharyngeal duct

Diagnosis Code D44.4

ICD-10: D44.4
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of craniopharyngeal duct
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of craniopharyngeal duct
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D44.4

Valid for Submission
The code D44.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 D44.4 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of craniopharyngeal duct
  • 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
  • Tumor of pituitary and suprasellar region

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
  • 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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