H68.0: Eustachian salpingitis

The passageway connecting your middle ear to your throat is inflamed.

The ear is a sensory organ that is used to hear and to maintain one's balance. There are 3 different areas in the ear: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The middle ear is connected to the throat by a passageway. This allows air to get to the middle ear.

When the passageway connecting the middle ear to the throat is inflamed, there may be various symptoms. One might feel an unpleasant pressure in the ear affected. The ear may also be sore. Hearing in the affected ear is usually worse.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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