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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

COLON

C18.0–C18.9 
(Except for non-solid tumors)
 
Code removal/surgical ablation of single or multiple liver metastases under the data item Surgical Procedure/Other Site (NAACCR Item #1294).
 
Codes
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
         27      Excisional biopsy
         26      Polypectomy, NOS
         28      Polypectomy-endoscopic
         29      Polypectomy-surgical excision
         Any combination of 20 or 26–29 WITH
                  21      Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
                  22      Electrocautery
                  23      Cryosurgery
                  24      Laser ablation
         25      Laser excision
 
30      Partial colectomy, segmental resection
         32      Plus resection of contiguous organ; example: small bowel, bladder
 
40      Subtotal colectomy/hemicolectomy (total right or left colon and a portion of transverse colon)
         41      Plus resection of contiguous organ; example: small bowel, bladder
 
50      Total colectomy (removal of colon from cecum to the rectosigmoid junction; may include a portion of the rectum)
         51      Plus resection of contiguous organ; example: small bowel, bladder
 
60      Total proctocolectomy (removal of colon from cecum to the rectosigmoid junction, including the entire rectum)
         61      Plus resection of contiguous organ; example: small bowel, bladder
 
70      Colectomy or coloproctotectomy with resection of contiguous organ(s), NOS (where there is not enough information to code 32, 41, 51, or 61)
Code 70 includes: Any colectomy (partial, hemicolectomy, or total) WITH a resection of any other organs in continuity with the primary site. Other organs may be partially or totally removed. Other organs may include, but are not limited to, oophorectomy, partial proctectomy, rectal mucosectomy, or pelvic exenteration.
 
80      Colectomy, NOS
 
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.
 
90      Surgery, NOS
 
99         Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY