Diagnosis Code H72.90
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code H72.90 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 154 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
- 155 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
- 156 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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.
- 384.20 - Perforat tympan memb NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Injury of tympanic membrane
- On examination - otoscopy: posterior perforation
- On examination - perforated tympanic membrane
- Perforation of tympanic membrane
- Perforation of tympanic membrane due to otitis media
- Perforation of tympanic membrane with proliferation of keratinized epithelium from middle to external ear
- Persistent posttraumatic perforation of ear drum
- Postinflammatory perforation of ear drum
- Tear of tympanic membrane
- Traumatic tympanic membrane perforation
Information for Patients
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
- Eardrum repair
- Ruptured eardrum
- Wax blockage