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Topic Title: Cyst of Pineal Gland
Topic Summary: Need dx
Created On: 06/30/2008 04:40 PM

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 06/30/2008 04:40 PM
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annb1@nc.rr.com

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I'm looking for a dx code for cyst of pineal gland. Would 348.0 work or is there something better?
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ERIN

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I don't recommend going with 348.0, Cerebral cysts. In doing some research I found that the pineal body is an endocrine gland. Look at category 259, and in particular code 259.8, Other specified endocrine disorders. Included there is "pineal gland dysfunction."

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Edited: 06/30/2008 at 07:01 PM by ERIN
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meljo3@yahoo.com

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I code 259.8 for Pineal gland cyst.
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