Diagnosis Code E34.4
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code E34.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC 643
- ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC 644
- ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 645
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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.
- 253.0 - Acromegaly and gigantism (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.
- Constitutional tall stature
- Tall for age
- Tall stature
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code E34.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Constitutional gigantism
Information for Patients
Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.
But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.
Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.
The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.
People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.
- Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
- Delayed growth
- Failure to thrive
- Growth chart
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Growth hormone test
- Short stature