Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 385.32
Cholesteatoma of middle ear
  • Short description: Cholesteatoma middle ear.
  • ICD-9-CM 385.32 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 385.32 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 385.32.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 385.32: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 385.32 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H71.13 Cholesteatoma of tympanum, bilateral
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H74.40 Polyp of middle ear, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat eardrum cholesteatoma
  • Bilat middle ear cholesteatoma
  • Bilateral cholesteatomas of middle ears
  • Bilateral tympanic membrane cholesteatomas
  • Both sides eardrum cholesteatoma
  • Both sides middle ear cholesteatoma
  • Cholesteatoma middle ear
  • Cholesteatoma of left middle ear
  • Cholesteatoma of right middle ear
  • Cholesteatoma tympanum
  • Eardrum cholesteatoma
  • Left cholesteatoma tympanum
  • Left eardrum cholesteatoma
  • Left middle ear cholesteatoma
  • Middle ear cholesteatoma
  • Right cholesteatoma tympanum
  • Right eardrum cholesteatoma
  • Right middle ear cholesteatoma
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 385.32:
  • Cholesteatoma (ear) 385.30
    • marginal (middle ear) 385.32
      • with involvement of mastoid cavity 385.33
      • secondary (with middle ear involvement) 385.33
    • middle ear (secondary) 385.32
      • with involvement of mastoid cavity 385.33
    • secondary (middle ear) 385.32
      • with involvement of mastoid cavity 385.33
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