ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 253.9

Pituitary disorder NOS

Diagnosis Code 253.9

ICD-9: 253.9
Short Description: Pituitary disorder NOS
Long Description: Unspecified disorder of the pituitary gland and its hypothalamic control
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 253.9

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 253 Disorders of the pituitary gland and its hypothalamic control

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormality of neurotensine secretion
  • Disorder of anterior pituitary
  • Disorder of hypothalamus
  • Disorder of pituitary gland
  • Disorder of posterior pituitary
  • Female infertility due to disorder of pituitary gland
  • Grahmann's syndrome
  • Houssay's syndrome
  • Hypothalamic disorder of appetite
  • Hypothalamic granuloma
  • Hypothalamic syndrome
  • Pituitary fibrosis
  • Pituitary fibrosis with midline fibrosis
  • Pituitary granuloma
  • Pituitary stalk compression
  • Pituitary stalk compression hyperprolactinemia
  • Pituitary, parathyroid, thymus disorder
  • Primary pituitary - hypothalamic infertility

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 253.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Pituitary Disorders

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.

With pituitary disorders, you often have too much or too little of one of your hormones. Injuries can cause pituitary disorders, but the most common cause is a pituitary tumor.

  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • FSH
  • Growth hormone stimulation test
  • Growth hormone suppression test
  • Growth hormone test
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test
  • Pituitary infarction

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