2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H68.129

Intrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube, unspecified ear

The following code(s) above H68.129 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to H68.129:
  • H60-H95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range H60-H95

    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

    • Use an external cause code following the code for the ear condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the ear condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
  • H68.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H68.1

    Obstruction of Eustachian tube

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Stenosis of Eustachian tube
    • Stricture of Eustachian tube
    Obstruction of Eustachian tube
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM H68.129 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

Convert H68.129 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H68.129
H68.109 …… unspecified ear
H68.11 Osseous obstruction of Eustachian tube
H68.111 …… right ear
H68.112 …… left ear
H68.113 …… bilateral
H68.119 …… unspecified ear
H68.12 Intrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube
H68.121 …… right ear
H68.122 …… left ear
H68.123 …… bilateral
H68.129 …… unspecified ear
H68.13 Extrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube
H68.131 …… right ear
H68.132 …… left ear
H68.133 …… bilateral
H68.139 …… unspecified ear
H69 Other and unspecified disorders of Eustachian tube
H69.0 Patulous Eustachian tube
H69.00 …… unspecified ear
H69.01 …… right ear
H69.02 …… left ear

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