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Mastoiditis and related conditions Save

ICD-10 code: H70

Chapter: Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

Mastoiditis and Related Conditions

Mastoiditis is a condition that occurs when the mastoid bone, located behind the ear, becomes infected and inflamed. This condition is typically caused by an untreated middle ear infection, which allows bacteria to spread to the mastoid bone.

While mastoiditis is relatively rare, it can be a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention. Symptoms of mastoiditis include ear pain, fever, redness and swelling behind the ear, and drainage from the ear.

If left untreated, mastoiditis can lead to serious complications, such as hearing loss, meningitis, and brain abscess. Treatment for mastoiditis typically involves antibiotics and sometimes surgery to drain the infected area.

There are several related conditions that can affect the ear and mastoid bone, including:

  1. Cholesteatoma: A growth of skin cells that can develop in the middle ear and mastoid bone. It can cause hearing loss and may require surgical removal.
  2. Otitis media: An infection of the middle ear that can lead to mastoiditis if left untreated.
  3. Otosclerosis: A condition in which the bones of the middle ear become overgrown, leading to hearing loss. It can be treated with surgery or hearing aids.
  4. Tinnitus: A ringing or buzzing in the ears that can be caused by a variety of factors, including exposure to loud noise, certain medications, and underlying health conditions.

If you are experiencing symptoms of mastoiditis or any related conditions, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your doctor can provide a proper diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment for your specific situation.

Diagnosis Codes for Mastoiditis and related conditions | H70

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