ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C75.2

Malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct

Diagnosis Code C75.2

ICD-10: C75.2
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C75.2

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands (C73-C75)
      • Malignant neoplasm of endo glands and related structures (C75)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C75.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland

Table of Neoplasms

The code C75.2 is included 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»craniobuccal pouch
»craniopharyngeal (duct) (pouch)

Information for Patients

Pituitary Tumors

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.

Pituitary tumors are common, but often they don't cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing's syndrome and hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms of pituitary tumors include

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Problems caused by the production of too many hormones

Pituitary tumors are usually curable. Treatment is often surgery to remove the tumor. Other options include medicines, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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