(Except for non-solid tumors)
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