Billable Medical Code for Benign Neoplasm of Pituitary Gland and Craniopharyngeal Duct
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 227.3
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 227.3.
The Short Description Is: Benign neo pituitary.
Pituitary adenoma is also known as adenoma of pituitary, adenoma pituitary, benign neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct, benign neoplasm of pituitary, benign neoplasm of pituitary gland, benign neoplasm pituitary macroadenoma, benign neoplasm pituitary microadenoma, benign neoplasm craniopharyngeal duct, benign neoplasm macroprolactinoma, benign neoplasm microprolactinoma, benign neoplasm pituitary, macroprolactinoma, microprolactinoma, pituitary adenoma, pituitary macroadenoma, pituitary microadenoma, and prolactinoma. This applies to craniobuccal pouch, hypophysis, rathke’s pouch, and sell turcica.
Pituitary Adenoma Definition and Symptoms
A pituitary adenoma is a growth, or tumor, on or in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is the gland that controls all the body’s hormones. The tumor itself may not be cancerous, but can interfere with the functionality of the pituitary gland and therefore in some cases requires removal. Symptoms include headache, unintended weight loss or gain, sexual dysfunction, weakness, nausea, increased frequency of urination, vision loss, and less frequent or no menstrual periods.