**Note 1:** The lesser sac of the peritoneum, or omental bursa, is the cavity in the abdomen formed by the lesser and greater omentum; the pancreas forms part of the posterior wall of the lesser sac.
**Note 2:** The specific location of the mesenteric nodes determines whether they are regional or distant. If the specific location is not described, code in EOD Regional Nodes.
**Note 3:** Porta hepatic nodes are distant for Body and Tail and should be coded in EOD Mets. If the specific location for hepatic nodes is not described, code in EOD Regional Nodes.
**Note 4:** Use code 60 only when there are liver metastasis WITH other metastatic involvement.
* If there are multiple distant mets but liver is not one of them, code 30.
**Note 5:** Use code 70 when the only information is “distant metastasis, NOS,” and there is no documentation regarding the specific metastases.
* If there are specific metastasis documented that are not listed in codes 10, 20, 40, or 50, assign code 50 for “other specified distant metastasis.”
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