ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 246.8

Disorders of thyroid NEC

Diagnosis Code 246.8

ICD-9: 246.8
Short Description: Disorders of thyroid NEC
Long Description: Other specified disorders of thyroid
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 246.8

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Disorders of thyroid gland (240-246)
      • 246 Other disorders of thyroid

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Ascher's syndrome
  • Atrophy of thyroid - acquired
  • Autosomal dominant excess of transthyretin
  • Autosomal dominant variant form of albumin
  • Drug interference with thyroid-binding globulin
  • Euthyroid hyperthyroxinamia
  • Euthyroid hypothyroxinemia
  • Hurthle cell metaplasia of thyroid gland
  • Inherited disorder of thyroid metabolism
  • Thyroglobulin proteolysis defect
  • Thyroid atrophy
  • Thyroid hormone responsiveness defect
  • Thyroid-binding globulin abnormality
  • Thyroid-binding globulin deficiency
  • Thyroid-binding globulin high
  • Thyroxine plasma membrane transport defect
  • Thyroxine transport defect
  • Transient hypothyroxinemia
  • X-linked absence of thyroxine-binding globulin
  • X-linked excess of thyroxine-binding globulin
  • X-linked reduction of thyroxine-binding globulin
  • X-linked variant form of thyroxine-binding globulin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 246.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Thyroid Diseases

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.

Thyroid problems include

  • Goiter - enlargement of the thyroid gland
  • Hyperthyroidism - when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
  • Hypothyroidism - when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules - lumps in the thyroid gland
  • Thyroiditis - swelling of the thyroid

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  • Antithyroglobulin antibody
  • Antithyroid microsomal antibody
  • Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid
  • Goiter
  • Radioactive iodine uptake
  • Retrosternal thyroid surgery
  • Silent thyroiditis
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • T3
  • T4 test
  • Thyroid gland removal
  • Thyroid gland removal - discharge
  • Thyroid nodule
  • Thyroid storm
  • Thyroid Tests - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Toxic nodular goiter
  • TSH test
  • TSI

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