Diagnosis Code D44.7
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 237.3 - Unc behav neo paragang (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Extra-adrenal paraganglioma
- Glomus tympanicum tumor
- Glomus vagale tumor
- Neoplasm of aortic body
- Neoplasm of glomus jugulare
- Neoplasm of para-aortic body
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of glomus jugulare
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of para-aortic body
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of paraganglia
Information for Patients
Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body. These glands make hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones work slowly and affect body processes from head to toe. These include
- Growth and development
- Metabolism - digestion, elimination, breathing, blood circulation and maintaining body temperature
- Sexual function
If your hormone levels are too high or too low, you may have a hormone disorder. Hormone diseases also occur if your body does not respond to hormones the way it is supposed to. Stress, infection and changes in your blood's fluid and electrolyte balance can also influence hormone levels.
In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes. Hormone supplements can help if the problem is too little of a hormone.
- Androgen insensitivity syndrome
- Endocrine glands
- Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) II
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome