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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      Alcohol (Percutaneous Ethanol Injection-PEI)

         16      Heat-Radio-frequency ablation (RFA)

         17      Other (ultrasound, acetic acid)

         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–17.

 20 Wedge or segmental resection, NOS

         21      Wedge resection

         22      Segmental resection, NOS

                  23      One

                  24      Two

                  25      Three

                  26      Segmental resection AND local tumor destruction

 30      Lobectomy, NOS

         36      Right lobectomy

         37      Left lobectomy

         38      Lobectomy AND local tumor destruction

 50      Extended lobectomy, NOS (extended: resection of a single lobe plus a segment of another lobe)

         51      Right lobectomy

         52      Left lobectomy

         59      Extended lobectomy AND local tumor destruction

 60      Hepatectomy, NOS

         61      Total hepatectomy and transplant

 65      Excision of a bile duct (for an intra-hepatic bile duct primary only)

         66      Excision of a bile duct PLUS partial hepatectomy

 75      Bile duct and hepatectomy WITH transplant

          Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–75.

 90      Surgery, NOS

 99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY