Kidney C64.9, Renal Pelvis C65.9, Ureter C66.9
(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 this surgical event 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
30 Partial or subtotal nephrectomy (kidney or renal pelvis) or partial ureterectomy (ureter)
Procedures coded 30 include, but are not limited to:
40 Complete/total/simple nephrectomy—for kidney parenchyma
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
Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.
90 Surgery, NOS
99 Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY