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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

RECTUM

C20.9 
(Except for non-solid tumors)
 
Code removal/surgical ablation of single or multiple liver metastases under the data item Surgical Procedure/Other Site (NAACCR Item #1294).
 
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
         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10-14.
 
20      Local tumor excision, NOS
         27      Excisional biopsy
         26      Polypectomy
         Any combination of 20 or 26–27 WITH
                  21      Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
                  22      Electrocautery
                  23      Cryosurgery
                  24      Laser ablation
         25      Laser excision
         28      Curette and fulguration
 
30      Wedge or segmental resection; partial proctectomy, NOS
         Procedures coded 30 include, but are not limited to:
                  Anterior resection
                  Hartmann’s operation
                  Low anterior resection (LAR)
                  Transsacral rectosigmoidectomy
 
40      Pull through WITH sphincter preservation (coloanal anastomosis)
 
50      Total proctectomy
         Procedure coded 50 includes, but is not limited to:
                  Abdominoperineal resection (Miles Procedure)
 
60      Total proctocolectomy, NOS
 
70      Proctectomy or proctocolectomy with resection in continuity with other organs; pelvic exenteration
 
80      Proctectomy, NOS
 
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–80.
 
90      Surgery, NOS
 
99      Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY