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Pulmonary Barotrauma S020
Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||15 of 2015|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||16 of 2015|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 993.31
- ICD-10-AM Codes: T70.31
This is an acute barometric pressure induced lung injury in the form of pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema or arterial gas embolism.
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – Yes.
Based on imaging with CT [computerised axial tomogram] scan or MRI [magnetic resonance imaging] scan of the chest. The relevant medical specialist is a specialist respiratory physician.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Burst lung
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Decompression sickness, ICD 9 code 993.30
- Dysbaric osteonecrosis, ICD 9 code 993.32
- Fat embolism
- Emphysema, ICD 9 code 492.8
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then seek medical officer advice about further investigation.