ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 252.9

Parathyroid disorder NOS

Diagnosis Code 252.9

ICD-9: 252.9
Short Description: Parathyroid disorder NOS
Long Description: Unspecified disorder of parathyroid gland
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 252.9

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 252 Disorders of parathyroid gland

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E21.5 - Disorder of parathyroid gland, unspecified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 252.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Parathyroid Disorders

Most people have four pea-sized glands, called parathyroid glands, on the thyroid gland in the neck. Though their names are similar, the thyroid and parathyroid glands are completely different. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps your body keep the right balance of calcium and phosphorous.

If your parathyroid glands make too much or too little hormone, it disrupts this balance. If they secrete extra PTH, you have hyperparathyroidism, and your blood calcium rises. In many cases, a benign tumor on a parathyroid gland makes it overactive. Or, the extra hormones can come from enlarged parathyroid glands. Very rarely, the cause is cancer.

If you do not have enough PTH, you have hypoparathyroidism. Your blood will have too little calcium and too much phosphorous. Causes include injury to the glands, endocrine disorders, or genetic conditions. Treatment is aimed at restoring the balance of calcium and phosphorous.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Calcium - ionized
  • Calcium - urine
  • Calcium blood test
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Hypercalcemia - discharge
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid adenoma
  • Parathyroid biopsy
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid gland removal
  • Parathyroid hyperplasia
  • Phosphorus blood test
  • PTH

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