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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013


(Except for non-solid tumors)
Do not code an orchiectomy in this field. For prostate primaries, orchiectomies are coded in the data item Hematologic Transplant and Endocrine Procedures (NAACCR Item #3250).
00      None; no surgery of primary site; autopsy ONLY
18      Local tumor destruction or excision, NOS
19      Transurethral resection (TURP), NOS, and no specimen sent to pathology or unknown if sent.
Unknown whether a specimen was sent to pathology for surgical events coded 18 or 19 (principally for cases diagnosed prior to January 1, 2003).
10      Local tumor destruction, NOS
         14      Cryoprostatectomy
         15      Laser ablation
         16      Hyperthermia
         17      Other method of local tumor destruction
         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–17.
20      Local tumor excision, NOS
         21      Transurethral resection (TURP), NOS, with specimen sent to pathology.
         22      TURP—cancer is incidental finding during surgery for benign disease
         23      TURP—patient has suspected/known cancer
         Any combination of 20–23 WITH
                        24      Cryosurgery
                        25      Laser
                        26      Hyperthermia
30      Subtotal, segmental, or simple prostatectomy, which may leave all or part of the capsule intact
50      Radical prostatectomy, NOS; total prostatectomy, NOS
Excised prostate, prostatic capsule, ejaculatory ducts, seminal vesicle(s) and may include a narrow cuff of bladder neck.
70      Prostatectomy WITH resection in continuity with other organs; pelvic exenteration
Surgeries coded 70 are any prostatectomy WITH resection in continuity with any other organs. The other organs may be partially or totally removed. Procedures may include, but are not limited to, cystoprostatectomy, radical cystectomy, and prostatectomy.
80      Prostatectomy, NOS
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.
90      Surgery, NOS
99         Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY