Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 872.12
Open wound of auditory canal complicated
  • Short description: OPEN WND AUD CANAL-COMPL.
  • ICD-9-CM 872.12 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 872.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 872.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S01.329A Laceration with foreign body of unspecified ear, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 872.12:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • auditory
      • canal (external) (meatus) 872.02
        • complicated 872.12
      • ossicles (incus) (malleus) (stapes) 872.62
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