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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      Intravesical therapy

         16      Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) or other immunotherapy

 Also code the introduction of immunotherapy in the immunotherapy items.  If immunotherapy is followed by surgery of the type coded 20-80, code that surgery instead and code the immunotherapy only in the immunotherapy item.        

  No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–16.

 20      Local tumor excision, NOS

         26      Polypectomy

         27      Excisional biopsy

         Combination of 20 or 26–27 WITH

                        21      Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

                        22      Electrocautery

                        23      Cryosurgery

                        24      Laser ablation

         25      Laser excision

 30      Partial cystectomy

 50      Simple/total/complete cystectomy

 60      Radical cystectomy (male only)

         61      Radical cystectomy PLUS ileal conduit

         62      Radical cystectomy PLUS continent reservoir or pouch, NOS

         63      Radical cystectomy PLUS abdominal pouch (cutaneous)

         64      Radical cystectomy PLUS in situ pouch (orthotopic)

 70      Pelvic exenteration, NOS

         71      Radical cystectomy including anterior exenteration

For females, includes removal of bladder, uterus, ovaries, entire vaginal wall, and entire urethra.  For males, removal of the prostate.  When a procedure is described as a pelvic exenteration for males, but the prostate is not removed, the surgery should be coded as a cystectomy (60-64).

         72      Posterior exenteration

For females, also includes removal of vagina, rectum and anus.  For males, also includes prostate, rectum and anus. 

          73      Total exenteration

Includes all tissue and organs removed for an anterior and posterior exenteration.

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).

 74      Extended exenteration

         Includes pelvic blood vessels or bony pelvis.

 80      Cystectomy, NOS

          Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.

 90      Surgery, NOS

 99         Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY