ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 227.3

Benign neo pituitary

Diagnosis Code 227.3

ICD-9: 227.3
Short Description: Benign neo pituitary
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 227.3

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 227 Benign neoplasm of other endocrine glands and related structures

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 227.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • craniobuccal pouch����������������������������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • craniopharyngeal (duct) (pouch)����������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • fossa (of)
        • pituitary���������������������������������������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • hypophysis���������������������������������������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • intrasellar�������������������������������������������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • pituitary (body) (fossa) (gland) (lobe)��� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • Rathke's pouch����������������������������������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
      • sella turcica���������������������������������������� 194.3��� 198.89��� 234.8����� 227.3����� 237.0����� 239.7
        • bone�������������������������������������������� 170.0��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.0����� 238.0����� 239.2

Information for Patients

Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. When these extra cells form a mass, it is called a tumor.

Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

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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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