ICD-10-CM Code E34.4

Constitutional tall stature

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E34.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of constitutional tall stature. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E34.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like camptodactyly and tall stature with scoliosis and hearing loss syndrome, congenital kyphosis, congenital kyphosis of thoracic spine, constitutional tall stature, height above average, hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity syndrome, etc

ICD-10:E34.4
Short Description:Constitutional tall stature
Long Description:Constitutional tall stature

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E34.4:

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.
  • Constitutional gigantism

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code E34.4 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Camptodactyly and tall stature with scoliosis and hearing loss syndrome
  • Congenital kyphosis
  • Congenital kyphosis of thoracic spine
  • Constitutional tall stature
  • Height above average
  • Hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity syndrome
  • Kyphosis of thoracic spine
  • Tall for age
  • Tall stature

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code E34.4 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 643 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 644 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 645 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert E34.4 to ICD-9

  • 253.0 - Acromegaly and gigantism (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Disorders of other endocrine glands (E20-E35)
      • Other endocrine disorders (E34)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Growth Disorders

Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.

Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.

The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.

People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.

  • Acromegaly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Delayed growth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gigantism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth chart (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth hormone deficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth hormone test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Short stature (Medical Encyclopedia)

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