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    Question ICD Code for "Disloding of Tympanostomy Tube?"

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    I am coding an ER and I am trying to find a diagnosis for "dislodging of tympanostomy tube." I have looked under dislodging and displacement with no luck. The best code I have found is 996.70 which is a complication due the presence of an unspecified implant, graft, etc. I don't really like this code either; but this is the best one I have found.
    Does anyone have a better code?

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    How about 381.9 "Unspecified Eustachian tube disorder"?

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