EOD Primary Tumor


**Note 1:** The lacrimal sac is the upper dilated end of the nasolacrimal duct, lodged in a deep groove formed by the lacrimal bone and frontal process of the maxilla. The sac connects the lacrimal canaliculi, which drain tears from the eye's surface, and the nasolacrimal duct, which conveys this fluid into the nasal cavity. The most common epithelial tumors of the lacrimal sac are squamous cell and transitional cell carcinomas. **Note 2:** Periosteum is a fibrous membrane that wraps the outer surface of bones.
Code Description SS2018 T
000 In situ: Noninvasive; intraepithelial IS
100 Confined to lacrimal sac Localized, NOS L
200 Adjacent bone Globe (eyeball) Optic nerve Orbital soft tissues Periosteum RE
700 Adjacent structures, NOS Brain Pterygoid fossa Sinus Temporal fossa Further contiguous extension D
800 No evidence of primary tumor U
999 Unknown; extension not stated Primary tumor cannot be assessed Not documented in patient record Death Certificate Only U
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