D44.9 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified endocrine gland

Version 2023
ICD-10:D44.9
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unsp endocrine gland
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified endocrine gland
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands (D44)

D44.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified endocrine gland. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic endocrine gland NEC or Neoplasm, neoplastic endocrine gland NEC pluriglandular or Neoplasm, neoplastic gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland] or Neoplasm, neoplastic gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland] endocrine NEC or Neoplasm, neoplastic pluriendocrine .

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D44.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D44.9237.4 - Uncer neo endocrine NEC
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »endocrine gland NEC
C75.9C79.89D09.3D35.9D44.9D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »endocrine gland NEC
    »pluriglandular
C75.8C79.89D09.3D35.7D44.9D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]
C75.9C79.89D09.3D35.9D44.9D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]
    »endocrine NEC
C75.9C79.89D09.3D35.9D44.9D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pluriendocrine
C75.8C79.89D09.3D35.7D44.9D49.7

Patient Education


Endocrine Diseases

Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body. These glands make hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones work slowly and affect body processes from head to toe. These include:

If your hormone levels are too high or too low, you may have a hormone disorder. Hormone diseases also occur if your body does not respond to hormones the way it is supposed to. Stress, infection and changes in your blood's fluid and electrolyte balance can also influence hormone levels.

In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes. Hormone supplements can help if the problem is too little of a hormone.


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