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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013


Tonsil C09.0–C09.9, Oropharynx C10.0–C10.9, Nasopharynx C11.0–C11.9
Pyriform Sinus C12.9, Hypopharynx C13.0–C13.9, Pharynx C14.0 
(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      Stripping
         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
         28      Stripping
30      Pharyngectomy, NOS
         31      Limited/partial pharyngectomy; tonsillectomy, bilateral tonsillectomy
         32      Total pharyngectomy
40      Pharyngectomy WITH laryngectomy OR removal of contiguous bone tissue, NOS (does NOT include total mandibular resection)
         41      WITH Laryngectomy (laryngopharyngectomy)
         42      WITH bone
         43      WITH both 41 and 42
50      Radical pharyngectomy (includes total mandibular resection), NOS
         51      WITHOUT laryngectomy
         52      WITH laryngectomy
         Specimens sent to pathology from surgical events 20–52.
90      Surgery, NOS
99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY