NAACCR Item #3913: Pleural Effusion

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Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3913 1 NAACCR 1926 - 1926

NAACCR XML: Tumor.pleuralEffusion

Pleural effusion is the accumulation of fluid between the parietal pleura (the pleura covering the chest wall and diaphragm) and the visceral pleura (the pleura covering the lungs).
Pleural Effusion is collected by the surveillance community for pleura cancers. Prior to 2018, Pleura SSF #1 was used for Pleural Effusion.
0 Pleural effusion not identified/not present
1 Pleural effusion present, non-malignant (negative)
2 Pleural effusion present, malignant (positive)
3 Pleural effusion, atypical/atypical mesothelial cells
4 Pleural effusion, NOS
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
Pleural Effusion not assessed or unknown if assessed
Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.