Billable Medical Code for Goiter, unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 240.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 240.9.
The Short Description Is: Goiter NOS.
Thyromegaly is also known as autonomous goiter, autonomous thyroid goiter, congenital hypothyroidism w diffuse thyroid goiter, congenital hypothyroidism with diffuse goiter, congenital hypothyroidism with diffuse thyroid goiter, euthyroid goiter, goiter, goiter due to thyroiditis, goiter euthyroid, goiter substernal, iodine deficiency related to thyroid goiter, iodine-deficiency-related endemic goiter, substernal goiter, substernal thyroid goiter, thyroid goiter, thyroiditis unspecified, with goiter, thyroiditis w goiter. This excludes congenital (dyshormonogenic) goiter. This applies to enlargement of thyroid, goiter or struma: NOS, diffuse colloid, endemic, hyperplastic, nontoxic (diffuse), parenchymatous, and sporadic.
Thyromegaly Definition and Symptoms
Thyromegaly is defined as an oversized thyroid gland. This is also known as a goiter. Some of the symptoms of thyromegaly are enlarged or swollen thyroid gland visible from the neck, a tight sensation in the throat, coughing, or a hoarse voice.