ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 253.8

Pituitary disorder NEC

Diagnosis Code 253.8

ICD-9: 253.8
Short Description: Pituitary disorder NEC
Long Description: Other disorders of the pituitary and other syndromes of diencephalohypophyseal origin
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 253.8

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 253 Disorders of the pituitary gland and its hypothalamic control

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of pituitary
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy
  • Arachnoid cyst of pituitary
  • Autoimmune hypophysitis
  • Colloid cyst of pituitary gland
  • Diencephalic syndrome
  • Diencephalic syndrome of infancy
  • Diencephalic syndrome secondary to tumor
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • Female infertility of pituitary - hypothalamic origin
  • Granuloma of pituitary and hypothalamus
  • Granulomatous giant-cell hypophysitis
  • Mass of hypothalamus
  • Mass of pituitary
  • Oxytocin deficiency
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Pituitary cyst
  • Pituitary dwarfism with large sella turcica
  • Pituitary dwarfism with small sella turcica
  • Pituitary gland enlarged
  • Pituitary hemorrhage
  • Pituitary infarction
  • Rathke's pouch cyst
  • Renon-Delille syndrome
  • Secondary pituitary - hypothalamic infertility
  • Syndrome of diencephalo-hypophyseal origin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 253.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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.

  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test
  • ACTH blood test
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • FSH
  • Growth hormone stimulation test
  • Growth hormone suppression test
  • Growth hormone test
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test
  • Pituitary infarction

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