What empty sella syndrome ICD codes can I use?
If you’re looking for empty sella syndrome ICD codes to use but are having trouble locating some, well, that’s because there are no ICD-10 codes that mention empty sella syndrome in their names. That doesn’t mean there are no ICD-10 codes related to it! Here are two that you can use:
- E23.0 - Hypopituitarism
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have Hypopituitarism, a deficiency of the hormones produced by the pituitary gland. If you’re wondering what this has to do with empty sella syndrome, this syndrome flattens or shrinks the pituitary gland, which can cause pituitary deficiency.
- E23.6 - Other disorders of the pituitary gland
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient with a pituitary gland disorder, specifically diseases that don’t have specific ICD-10 codes. You may use this since empty sella syndrome has no specific ICD-10 code.
Are these empty sella syndrome ICD codes billable?
Yes. Both of these empty sella syndrome-related ICD-10 codes are valid and billable.
Clinical information about empty sella syndrome:
As we mentioned briefly while discussing Item 1, empty sella syndrome is a condition characterized by the shrinking or flattening of the pituitary gland due to problems concerning the sella turcica’s contents.
This condition can affect the pituitary gland by limiting the amount of hormones it’s supposed to produce, which can lead to hormonal imbalances. It can also cause hypertension and, by extension, severe headaches. It can also make people feel fatigued, lower or eliminate (temporarily) their sex drives, resulting in irregular menstruation or absent periods and erectile dysfunction.
Empty sella syndrome is a rare condition, and it’s also not life-threatening.
- Pituitary deficiency due to empty sella turcica syndrome
- Empty sella syndrome