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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013


C14.2–C14.8, C17.0–C17.9, C23.9, C24.0–C24.9, C26.0–C26.9, C30.0–C 30.1, C31.0–C31.9, C33.9,          C37.9, C38.0–C38.8, C39.0–C39.9, C48.0–C48.8, C51.0–C51.9, C52.9, C57.0–C57.9, C58.9,

C60.0–C60.9, C63.0–C63.9, C68.0–C68.9, C69.0–C69.9, C74.0–C74.9, C75.0–C75.9 


(Except for non-solid tumors)



00      None; no surgery of primary site; autopsy ONLY


10      Local tumor destruction, NOS

         11      Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

         12      Electrocautery; fulguration (includes use of hot forceps for tumor destruction)

         13      Cryosurgery

         14      Laser

         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–14.


20      Local tumor excision, NOS

         26      Polypectomy

         27      Excisional biopsy

         Any combination of 20 or 26–27 WITH

                        21      Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

                        22      Electrocautery

                        23      Cryosurgery

                        24      Laser ablation

         25      Laser excision


30      Simple/partial surgical removal of primary site


40      Total surgical removal of primary site; enucleation

         41      Total enucleation (for eye surgery only)


50      Surgery stated to be “debulking”


60      Radical surgery

Partial or total removal of the primary site WITH a resection in continuity (partial or total removal) with other organs.


         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–60.

90      Surgery, NOS


99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY