AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Tympanoplasty (August 2008)

August 2008 pages 4-6 Coding Brief:Tympanoplasty Sound transmission for proper hearing begins with the tympanic membrane (commonly known as the eardrum). Surgical treatment(s) may be required for patients with conductive hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss may be the result of ossicular erosion or fixation from chronic ear disease; blunt or penetrating trauma; congenital, neoplastic, or inflammatory causes; cerumen impactions; stenosis or atresia of the external auditory canal; middle ear effusion; tympanosclerosis; or a perforation of the tympanic membrane. Hearing loss may be due to abnormality of the tympanic membrane or the ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) or due to...

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