This input is used for staging
Notes**Note 1:** Physician statement of microscopically confirmed ulceration (e.g., based on biopsy or surgical resection) can be used to code this data item. **Note 2:** Ulceration can only be confirmed by microscopic examination. Do not use findings from physical exam. **Note 3:** Melanoma ulceration is the absence of an intact epidermis overlying the primary melanoma based upon histopathological examination.
NAACCR ItemNAACCR #3936
|0||Ulceration not identified/not present|
|8||Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 will result in an edit error.)|
|9||Not documented in medical record Cannot be determined by the pathologist Pathology report does not mention ulceration Ulceration not assessed or unknown if assessed|