(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)
15 Thermal Ablation
No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–15.
20 Local tumor excision, NOS
27 Excisional biopsy
Any combination of 20 or 26–27 WITH
21 Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
24 Laser ablation
25 Laser excision
60 Abdominal perineal resection, NOS (APR; Miles procedure)
61 APR and sentinel node excision
62 APR and unilateral inguinal lymph node dissection
63 APR and bilateral inguinal lymph node dissection
The lymph node dissection should also be coded under Scope of Regional Lymph Node Surgery (NAACCR Item #1292) or Scope of Regional Lymph Node Surgery at This Facility (NAACCR Item #672).
Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–63.
90 Surgery, NOS
99 Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY