NAACCR Item #3936: Ulceration

Start Column

1905

End Column

1905

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3936 1 NAACCR 2018 18 1905 - 1905

NAACCR XML: Tumor.ulceration

Description
Ulceration, the absence of an intact epidermis overlying the primary melanoma based upon histopathological examination, is a prognostic factor for melanoma of the skin.
Rationale
Ulceration is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. It was previously collected as Melanoma Skin, CS SSF# 2.
Codes
0 Ulceration not identified/not present
1 Ulceration 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
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.