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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

KIDNEY, RENAL PELVIS, AND URETER

Kidney C64.9, Renal Pelvis C65.9, Ureter C66.9 
(Except for non-solid tumors)
 
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
         15      Thermal ablation
         No specimen sent to pathology from this surgical event 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
 
30      Partial or subtotal nephrectomy (kidney or renal pelvis) or partial ureterectomy (ureter)
         Procedures coded 30 include, but are not limited to:
                        Segmental resection
                        Wedge resection
 
40      Complete/total/simple nephrectomy—for kidney parenchyma
         Nephroureterectomy
         Includes bladder cuff for renal pelvis or ureter.
 
50      Radical nephrectomy
May include removal of a portion of vena cava, adrenal gland(s), Gerota=s fascia, perinephric fat, or partial/total ureter.
 
70      Any nephrectomy (simple, subtotal, complete, partial, simple, total, radical) in continuity with the resection of other organ(s) (colon, bladder)
The other organs, such as colon or bladder, may be partially or totally removed.
 
80      Nephrectomy, NOS
         Ureterectomy, NOS
 
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.
 
90      Surgery, NOS
 
99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY