ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 251.8

Pancreatic disorder NEC

Diagnosis Code 251.8

ICD-9: 251.8
Short Description: Pancreatic disorder NEC
Long Description: Other specified disorders of pancreatic internal secretion
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 251.8

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 251 Other disorders of pancreatic internal secretion

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormality of motilin secretion
  • Abnormality of pancreatic polypeptide secretion
  • Abnormality of secretin secretion
  • Abnormality of vasoactive intestinal peptide secretion
  • Excessive cholecystokinin-pancreozymin secretion
  • Hypoinsulinism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 251.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: This happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Amylase - blood
  • Amylase - urine
  • Annular pancreas
  • ERCP
  • Insulinoma
  • Lipase test
  • Pancreas divisum
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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