Tumor Deposits


**Note 1:** Physician statement of Tumor Deposits can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Tumor deposits are defined as one or more satellite peritumoral nodules in the pericolorectal adipose tissue of a primary carcinoma without histologic evidence of residual lymph node in the nodule." * Tumor deposits may represent discontinuous spread, venous invasion with extravascular spread, or a totally replaced lymph node **Note 3:** Record the number of Tumor Deposits whether or not there are positive lymph nodes. **Note 4:** Code X9 if surgical resection of the primary site is performed, the pathology report is available, and tumor deposits are not mentioned.




NAACCR #3934


Code Description
00 No tumor deposits
01-99 1-99 Tumor deposits (TD) (Exact number of TD)
X1 100 or more Tumor Deposits
X2 Tumor Deposits identified, number unknown
X8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code X8 may result in an edit error.)
X9 Not documented in medical record Cannot be determined by the pathologist Pathology report does not mention tumor deposits No surgical resection done Tumor Deposits not assessed or unknown if assessed