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 2018 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 V34.0)

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

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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

Table of Neoplasms

The code D44.4 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»craniopharyngeal (duct) (pouch)
C75.2C79.89D09.3D35.3D44.4D49.7

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.

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