- Assign the highest numbered code that describes the surgical resection of distant lymph node(s) and/or regional/distant tissue or organs.
- Incidental removal of tissue or organs is not recorded as a Surgical Procedure/Other Site.
- Code 1 if any surgery is performed to treat tumors of unknown or ill-defined primary sites (C76.0-C76.8, C80.9) or for hematopoietic, reticuloendothelial, immunoproliferative, or myeloproliferative disease (C42.0, C42.1, C42.3, C42.4 or any site with hematopoietic histologies).
- If the procedure coded in this item was provided to prolong a patient’s life by controlling symptoms, to alleviate pain, or to make the patient more comfortable, then also record this surgery in the item Palliative Care (NAACCR Item #3270).
This item was reported as a site-specific item using the ROADS manual for diagnosis years 1998 - 2002. It has been converted to FORDS form by NCDB. For cases diagnosed on or after January 1, 2003, the surgery of other regional or distant sites, or distant lymph nodes was reported using the FORDS manual; it is no longer specific to the organ of origin.
|0||None||No nonprimary surgical site resection was performed. Diagnosed at autopsy.|
|1||Nonprimary surgical procedure performed||Nonprimary surgical resection to other site(s), unknown if whether the site(s) is regional or distant.|
|2||Nonprimary surgical procedure to other regional sites||Resection of regional site.|
|3||Nonprimary surgical procedure to distant lymph node(s)||Resection of distant lymph node(s).|
|4||Nonprimary surgical procedure to distant site||Resection of distant site.|
|5||Combination of codes||Any combination of surgical procedures 2, 3, or 4.|
|9||Unknown||It is unknown whether any surgical procedure of a nonprimary site was performed. Death certificate only.|