H68.0: Eustachian salpingitis
The passageway connecting your middle ear to your throat is inflamed.
The ear consists of 3 sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The eardrum separates the outer ear from the middle ear. In the middle ear there are tiny bones that are important for one’s hearing. The bones transmit sounds to the inner ear. There is a connection between the middle ear and the throat. 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.
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
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