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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

SKIN

C44.0–C44.9 
(Except for non-solid tumors)
 
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 ablation
         No specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 10–14.
 
20      Local tumor excision, NOS
         26      Polypectomy
         27      Excisional biopsy
         Any combination of 20 or 26–27 WITH
                  21      Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
                  22      Electrocautery
                  23      Cryosurgery
                  24      Laser ablation
         25      Laser excision
 
30      Biopsy of primary tumor followed by a gross excision of the lesion (does not have to be done under the same anesthesia)
         31      Shave biopsy followed by a gross excision of the lesion
         32      Punch biopsy followed by a gross excision of the lesion
         33      Incisional biopsy followed by a gross excision of the lesion
         34      Mohs surgery, NOS
         35      Mohs with 1-cm margin or less
         36      Mohs with more than 1-cm margin
 
45      Wide excision or reexcision of lesion or minor (local) amputation with margins more than 1 cm, NOS. Margins MUST be microscopically negative.
         46      WITH margins more than 1 cm and less than or equal to 2 cm
         47      WITH margins greater than 2 cm
If the excision does not have microscopically negative margins greater than 1 cm, use the appropriate code, 20–36.
 
60      Major amputation
 
         Specimen sent to pathology from surgical events 20–60.
 
90      Surgery, NOS
 
99         Unknown if surgery performed; death certificate ONLY