ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 194.3

Malig neo pituitary

Diagnosis Code 194.3

ICD-9: 194.3
Short Description: Malig neo pituitary
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 194.3

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (190-199)
      • 194 Malignant neoplasm of other endocrine glands and related structures

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Pituitary Tumors

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.

Pituitary tumors are common, but often they don't cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing's syndrome and hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms of pituitary tumors include

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Problems caused by the production of too many hormones

Pituitary tumors are usually curable. Treatment is often surgery to remove the tumor. Other options include medicines, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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