Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 386.12
Vestibular neuronitis
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 386.12 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 386.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat vestibular neuronitis
  • Bilateral vestibular neuronitis
  • Both sides vestibular neuronitis
  • Left vestibular neuronitis
  • Right vestibular neuronitis
Clinical Information
  • Idiopathic inflammation of the vestibular nerve, characterized clinically by the acute or subacute onset of vertigo; nausea; and imbalance. The cochlear nerve is typically spared and hearing loss and tinnitus do not usually occur. Symptoms usually resolve over a period of days to weeks. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p304)
Applies To
  • Acute (and recurrent) peripheral vestibulopathy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 386.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM H81.23 Vestibular neuronitis, bilateral
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 386.12:
  • Dix-Hallpike neurolabyrinthitis 386.12
  • Neurolabyrinthitis (of Dix and Hallpike) 386.12
  • Neuronitis 357.0
    • vestibular 386.12
  • Vertigo 780.4
    • Dix and Hallpike (epidemic) 386.12
    • epidemic 078.81
      • Dix and Hallpike 386.12
      • Gerlier's 078.81
      • Pedersen's 386.12
      • vestibular neuronitis 386.12
    • Pedersen's (epidemic) 386.12
  • Vestibulopathy, acute peripheral (recurrent) 386.12
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