Diagnosis Code 993.8
Information for Medical Professionals
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.
- T70.8XXA - Oth effects of air pressure and water pressure, init encntr (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.
- Alternobaric vertigo
- Dysbaric air embolism
- Face mask squeeze
- Gastrointestinal barotrauma
- Pulmonary barotrauma
- Pulmonary overpressurization syndrome
- Visceral decompression injury
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 993.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Effect, adverse NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular.
Information for Patients
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
- A feeling that your ears are stuffed
- Hearing loss
Treatments for ear barotrauma include chewing gum and yawning to relieve the pressure. Medications such as decongestants may also help.
- Ear barotrauma