Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 384.2
Perforation of tympanic membrane
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 6 ICD-9-CM codes below 384.2 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A temporary or persistent opening in the eardrum (tympanic membrane). Clinical signs depend on the size, location, and associated pathological condition.
384.2 Excludes
  • otitis media with perforation of tympanic membrane (382.00-382.9)
  • traumatic perforation [current injury] (872.61)
Applies To
  • Perforation of ear drum:
    • NOS
    • persistent posttraumatic
    • postinflammatory
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