ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D44.9

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unsp endocrine gland

Diagnosis Code D44.9

ICD-10: D44.9
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unsp endocrine gland
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified endocrine gland
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D44.9

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • 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 D44.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands and nervous system
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of multiple endocrine glands

Information for Patients

Endocrine Diseases

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
  • Reproduction
  • Mood

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
  • Intersex
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) II
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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