Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 384.21
Central perforation of tympanic membrane
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Cent perf tympanic memb.
  • ICD-9-CM 384.21 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 384.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat central perforation of eardrum
  • Bilateral central perforations of tympanic membranes
  • Both sides central perforation of eardrum
  • Central perforation of eardrum
  • Left central perforation of eardrum
  • Left central perforation of tympanic membran
  • Left central perforation of tympanic membrane (disorder)
  • Right central perforation of eardrum
  • Right central perforation of tympanic membrane
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 384.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H72.00 Central perforation of tympanic membrane, unspecified ear
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 384.21:
  • Perforation, perforative (nontraumatic)
    • tympanum (membrane) (persistent posttraumatic) (postinflammatory) 384.20
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