ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H61.009

Unspecified perichondritis of external ear, unspecified ear

Diagnosis Code H61.009

ICD-10: H61.009
Short Description: Unspecified perichondritis of external ear, unspecified ear
Long Description: Unspecified perichondritis of external ear, unspecified ear
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H61.009

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
    • Diseases of external ear (H60-H62)
      • Other disorders of external ear (H61)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H61.009 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Chondrodermatitis nodularis
  • Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis
  • Chondrodermatitis nodularis of antihelix
  • Chondrodermatitis nodularis of tragus
  • Dermatitis of external ear
  • Perichondritis of external ear
  • Perichondritis of pinna

Information for Patients

Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

  • Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
  • Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
  • Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
  • Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.

  • Aural polyps
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor
  • Ear discharge
  • Ear emergencies
  • Ear examination
  • Earache
  • Eardrum repair
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ruptured eardrum
  • Tympanometry
  • Wax blockage

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