2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E23.6

Other disorders of pituitary gland

Short Description:
Other disorders of pituitary gland
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Disorders of other endocrine glands
      • Hypofunction and other disorders of the pituitary gland

E23.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of pituitary gland. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Abnormality of neurotensine secretion
  • Abnormality of somatostatin secretion
  • Adenohypophysitis
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy
  • Anterior pituitary hyperplasia
  • Autoimmune hypophysitis
  • Autoimmune hypophysitis
  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea due to empty sella syndrome
  • Colloid brain cyst
  • Colloid cyst of pituitary gland
  • Congenital cerebral cyst
  • Corticotroph hyperplasia
  • Cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Cyst of craniobuccal pouch
  • Diencephalic syndrome
  • Diencephalic syndrome
  • Diencephalic syndrome of infancy
  • Diencephalic syndrome secondary to tumor
  • Disorder of posterior pituitary
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • Endogenous obesity
  • Epidermoid cyst of brain
  • Epidermoid cyst of pituitary gland
  • Fetal endocrine disorder
  • Gonadotroph hyperplasia
  • Granulomatous giant-cell hypophysitis
  • Hypoparathyroidism due to impaired PTH secretion
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypothalamic disorder of appetite
  • Hypothalamic obesity
  • Iatrogenic pituitary disorder
  • Immunoglobulin G4 related disease
  • Immunoglobulin G4 related hypophysitis
  • Infundibulo neurohypophysitis
  • Isolated thyroliberin deficiency
  • Lactotroph hyperplasia
  • Leak of cranial cerebrospinal fluid due to empty sella syndrome
  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis of pregnancy
  • Lymphocytic hypopituitarism
  • Malformation of central nervous system of fetus
  • Mass of neurohypophysis
  • Necrosis of pituitary
  • Necrosis of pituitary
  • Obesity by contributing factors
  • Obesity due to pituitary disease
  • Obesity of endocrine origin
  • Oxytocin deficiency
  • Panhypophysitis
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Pituitary cyst
  • Pituitary deficiency due to Rathke cleft cysts
  • Pituitary degeneration
  • Pituitary fibrosis
  • Pituitary fibrosis with midline fibrosis
  • Pituitary gland enlarged
  • Pituitary granuloma
  • Pituitary hemorrhage
  • Pituitary hemorrhage
  • Pituitary hypertrophy
  • Pituitary infarction
  • Pituitary stalk compression
  • Pituitary stalk compression hyperprolactinemia
  • Postpartum intrapituitary hemorrhage
  • Rathke's pouch cyst
  • Somatotroph hyperplasia
  • Syndrome of diencephalo-hypophyseal origin
  • Thyrotroph hyperplasia
  • Xanthomatous hypophysitis

Clinical Information

  • Pituitary Apoplexy-. the sudden loss of blood supply to the pituitary gland, leading to tissue necrosis and loss of function (panhypopituitarism). the most common cause is hemorrhage or infarction of a pituitary adenoma. it can also result from acute hemorrhage into sella turcica due to head trauma; intracranial hypertension; or other acute effects of central nervous system hemorrhage. clinical signs include severe headache; hypotension; bilateral visual disturbances; unconsciousness; and coma.
  • Autoimmune Hypophysitis-. immune-mediated inflammation of the pituitary gland often associated with other autoimmune diseases (e.g., hashimoto disease; graves disease; and addison disease).
  • Hypophysitis-. inflammation of the pituitary gland.
  • Empty Sella Syndrome-. a condition when the sella turcica is not filled with pituitary tissue. the pituitary gland is either compressed, atrophied, or removed. there are two types: (1) primary empty sella is due a defect in the sella diaphragm leading to arachnoid herniation into the sellar space; (2) secondary empty sella is associated with the removal or treatment of pituitary neoplasms.
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea-. discharge of cerebrospinal fluid through the nose. common etiologies include trauma, neoplasms, and prior surgery, although the condition may occur spontaneously. (otolaryngol head neck surg 1997 apr;116(4):442-9)
  • Pituitary Gland-. a small, unpaired gland situated in the sella turcica. it is connected to the hypothalamus by a short stalk which is called the infundibulum.
  • Pituitary Hemorrhage-. bleeding within the pituitary gland.
  • Autoimmune Hypophysitis|Lymphocytic Hypophysitis-. an autoimmune condition affecting the pituitary gland, characterized by lymphocytic infiltration, commonly presenting with pituitary hormone deficiencies.
  • Grade 1 Hypophysitis, CTCAE|Grade 1 Hypophysitis-. asymptomatic or mild symptoms; clinical or diagnostic observations only; intervention not indicated
  • Grade 2 Hypophysitis, CTCAE|Grade 2 Hypophysitis-. moderate; minimal, local or noninvasive intervention indicated; limiting age-appropriate instrumental adl
  • Grade 3 Hypophysitis, CTCAE|Grade 3 Hypophysitis-. severe or medically significant but not immediately life-threatening; hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization indicated; limiting self care adl
  • Grade 4 Hypophysitis, CTCAE|Grade 4 Hypophysitis-. life-threatening consequences; urgent intervention indicated
  • Grade 5 Hypophysitis, CTCAE|Grade 5 Hypophysitis-. death
  • Hypophysitis-. an inflammatory process in the pituitary gland.
  • Hypophysitis, CTCAE|Hypophysitis-. a disorder characterized by inflammation and cellular infiltration of the pituitary gland.
  • Lymphocytic Neurohypophysitis-. an autoimmune condition affecting the posterior pituitary gland, which is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration, and which often presents as diabetes insipidus.
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea-. discharge of cerebrospinal fluid through the nose.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Abscess of pituitary
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
E23.6253.8 - Pituitary disorder 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.

Patient Education

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.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.