Diagnosis Code E23
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code E23 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- the listed conditions whether the disorder is in the pituitary or the hypothalamus
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- postprocedural hypopituitarism (E89.3)
Information for Patients
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
- Growth hormone stimulation test
- Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test
- Pituitary infarction