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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

LYMPH NODES

C77.0–C77.9 
(Except for non-solid tumors)
 
Codes
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 to 19 (principally for cases diagnosed prior to January 1, 2003).
 
15      Local tumor destruction, NOS
 
25      Local tumor excision, NOS
         Less than a full chain, includes an excisional biopsy of a single lymph node.
 
30      Lymph node dissection, NOS
         31      One chain
         32      Two or more chains
 
40      Lymph node dissection, NOS PLUS splenectomy
         41      One chain
         42      Two or more chains
 
50      Lymph node dissection, NOS and partial/total removal of adjacent organ(s)
         51      One chain
         52      Two or more chains
 
60      Lymph node dissection, NOS and partial/total removal of adjacent organ(s) PLUS splenectomy (Includes staging laparotomy for lymphoma.)
         61      One chain
         62      Two or more chains
 

         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 25-62.

 
90      Surgery, NOS
 
99         Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY