Skip to content Skip to navigation
National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013


(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
         15      Thermal Ablation
         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–15.
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
60      Abdominal perineal resection, NOS (APR; Miles procedure)
         61      APR and sentinel node excision
         62      APR and unilateral inguinal lymph node dissection
         63      APR and bilateral inguinal lymph node dissection
                  The lymph node dissection should also be coded under Scope of Regional Lymph Node Surgery (NAACCR Item #1292) or Scope of Regional Lymph Node Surgery at This Facility (NAACCR Item #672).
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–63.
90      Surgery, NOS
99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY