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ICD-10 code: H81

Chapter: Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

Disorders of vestibular function

The vestibular system is a complex network of organs, nerves, and structures that work together to control our balance, spatial orientation, and eye movements. Disorders of vestibular function can cause a wide range of symptoms, including vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and nausea. These conditions can be debilitating and significantly impact a person's quality of life. Here are some of the most common disorders of vestibular function:

  1. BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

    BPPV is a type of vertigo that occurs when tiny crystals in the inner ear become dislodged and move into the wrong part of the ear canal. This can cause brief episodes of intense vertigo triggered by certain head movements. Treatment typically involves a series of head maneuvers that help move the crystals back to their proper location.

  2. Ménière's disease

    Ménière's disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear and can cause a combination of symptoms, including vertigo, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear. The exact cause of Ménière's disease is unknown, but it is thought to be related to fluid buildup in the inner ear. Treatment may include medication, dietary changes, and surgery in severe cases.

  3. Vestibular neuritis

    Vestibular neuritis is an inflammation of the vestibular nerve, which carries information from the inner ear to the brain. This can cause sudden and severe vertigo, as well as nausea and vomiting. Treatment may include medication to manage symptoms and physical therapy to help regain balance.

  4. Perilymph fistula

    A perilymph fistula is a tear or hole in the membrane that separates the middle ear from the inner ear. This can cause a range of symptoms, including vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Treatment may involve surgery to repair the hole and prevent further damage to the inner ear.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a vestibular disorder, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider who can help diagnose and treat your condition. With proper management, many people with vestibular disorders are able to improve their symptoms and regain their quality of life.

Diagnosis Codes for Disorders of vestibular function | H81

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