ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 381.63

Extrinsic eustach obstr

Diagnosis Code 381.63

ICD-9: 381.63
Short Description: Extrinsic eustach obstr
Long Description: Extrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 381.63

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs
    • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (380-389)
      • 381 Nonsuppurative otitis media and Eustachian tube disorders

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 381.63 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Compression
      • Eustachian tube 381.63
    • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
      • Eustachian tube (complete) (partial) 381.60
        • cartilaginous
          • extrinsic 381.63

Information for Patients

Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Costochondritis
  • Meniscus tears -- aftercare
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum - discharge
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Perichondritis
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

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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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