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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013


Spleen C42.2 
(Except for non-solid tumors)
00      None; no surgery of primary site; autopsy ONLY
19      Local tumor destruction or excision, NOS
Unknown whether a specimen was sent to pathology for surgical events coded 19 (principally for cases diagnosed prior to January 1, 2003).
21      Partial splenectomy
22      Total splenectomy
80      Splenectomy, NOS
Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 21–80.
90      Surgery, NOS
99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY