ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 255.8

Adrenal disorder NEC

Diagnosis Code 255.8

ICD-9: 255.8
Short Description: Adrenal disorder NEC
Long Description: Other specified disorders of adrenal glands
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 255.8

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormality of cortisol-binding globulin
  • Adrenal cyst
  • Adrenal gland cytomegaly
  • Adrenal hyperplasia
  • Adrenal hypertrophy or hyperplasia
  • Adrenal necrosis
  • Adrenocortical hyperplasia
  • Adrenomedullary hyperplasia
  • Aldosteronism with nodular hyperplasia of adrenal cortex
  • Cortisol binding globulin high
  • Cortisol binding globulin low
  • Enlarged adrenal gland
  • Macronodular adrenal hyperplasia
  • Mass of adrenal gland
  • Micronodular adrenal hyperplasia
  • Nodular adrenal cortex
  • Pigmented micronodular adrenal hyperplasia
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism
  • Pseudoprimary aldosteronism
  • Salt-losing congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Adrenal Gland Disorders

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol.

Causes of adrenal gland disorders include

  • Genetic mutations
  • Tumors including pheochromocytomas
  • Infections
  • A problem in another gland, such as the pituitary, which helps to regulate the adrenal gland
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids
  • 17-OH progesterone
  • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate
  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Acute adrenal crisis
  • Adrenal glands
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Hyperaldosteronism - primary and secondary

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