ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T70.9XXA

Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unsp, init encntr

Diagnosis Code T70.9XXA

ICD-10: T70.9XXA
Short Description: Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unsp, init encntr
Long Description: Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unspecified, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T70.9XXA

Valid for Submission
The code T70.9XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Effects of air pressure and water pressure (T70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T70.9XXA is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

Synonyms
  • Accident due to extremes of atmospheric pressure and to sudden changes in atmospheric pressure
  • Effects of air pressure
  • Effects of air pressure caused by explosion
  • Injury from underwater blast

Information for Patients


Barotrauma

Barotrauma means injury to your body because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure. One common type happens to your ear. A change in altitude may cause your ears to hurt. This can happen if you are flying in an airplane, driving in the mountains, or scuba diving. Divers can also get decompression sickness, which affects the whole body.

Common symptoms of ear barotrauma include

  • Pain
  • A feeling that your ears are stuffed
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness

Treatments for ear barotrauma include chewing gum and yawning to relieve the pressure. Medications such as decongestants may also help.


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