**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.