ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E27.9

Disorder of adrenal gland, unspecified

Diagnosis Code E27.9

ICD-10: E27.9
Short Description: Disorder of adrenal gland, unspecified
Long Description: Disorder of adrenal gland, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E27.9

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Disorders of other endocrine glands (E20-E35)
      • Other disorders of adrenal gland (E27)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E27.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 255.9 - Adrenal disorder NOS

  • Anemia of adrenal dysfunction
  • Anemia of endocrine disorder
  • Complex adrenal endocrine disorder
  • Disorder of adrenal cortex
  • Disorder of adrenal gland
  • Disorder of adrenal medulla
  • Hypothalamic-adrenal dysfunction

Information for Patients

Adrenal Gland Disorders

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol.

Causes of adrenal gland disorders include

  • Genetic mutations
  • Tumors including pheochromocytomas
  • Infections
  • A problem in another gland, such as the pituitary, which helps to regulate the adrenal gland
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids
  • 17-OH progesterone
  • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate
  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Acute adrenal crisis
  • Adrenal glands
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Hyperaldosteronism - primary and secondary

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