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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013


Lip C00.0–C00.9, Base of Tongue C01.9, Other Parts of Tongue C02.0–C02.9,
Gum C03.0–C03.9, Floor of Mouth C04.0–C04.9, Palate C05.0–C05.9,
Other Parts of Mouth C06.0–C06.9 
(Except 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      Wide excision, NOS
         Code 30 includes:
                  Partial glossectomy
40      Radical excision of tumor, NOS
         41      Radical excision of tumor ONLY
         42      Combination of 41 WITH resection in continuity with mandible (marginal, segmental, hemi-, or total resection)
         43      Combination of 41 WITH resection in continuity with maxilla (partial, subtotal, or total resection)
         Codes 40–43 include:
                  Total glossectomy
                  Radical glossectomy
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–43.
90      Surgery, NOS
99         Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY