(Except for non-solid tumors)
Do not code an orchiectomy in this field. For prostate primaries, orchiectomies are coded in the data item Hematologic Transplant and Endocrine Procedures (NAACCR Item #3250).
00 None; no surgery of primary site; autopsy ONLY
18 Local tumor destruction or excision, NOS
19 Transurethral resection (TURP), NOS, and no specimen sent to pathology or unknown if sent.
Unknown whether a specimen was sent to pathology for surgical events coded 18 or 19 (principally for cases diagnosed prior to January 1, 2003).
10 Local tumor destruction, NOS
15 Laser ablation
17 Other method of local tumor destruction
No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–17.
20 Local tumor excision, NOS
21 Transurethral resection (TURP), NOS, with specimen sent to pathology.
22 TURP—cancer is incidental finding during surgery for benign disease
23 TURP—patient has suspected/known cancer
Any combination of 20–23 WITH
30 Subtotal, segmental, or simple prostatectomy, which may leave all or part of the capsule intact
50 Radical prostatectomy, NOS; total prostatectomy, NOS
Excised prostate, prostatic capsule, ejaculatory ducts, seminal vesicle(s) and may include a narrow cuff of bladder neck.
70 Prostatectomy WITH resection in continuity with other organs; pelvic exenteration
Surgeries coded 70 are any prostatectomy WITH resection in continuity with any other organs. The other organs may be partially or totally removed. Procedures may include, but are not limited to, cystoprostatectomy, radical cystectomy, and prostatectomy.
80 Prostatectomy, NOS
Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.
90 Surgery, NOS
99 Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY