NAACCR Item #3925: Sarcomatoid Features

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,925 3 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.sarcomatoidFeatures


Sarcomatoid features: present or absent and percentage refers to the observation of sheets and fascicles of malignant spindle cells in a kidney tumor which can occur across all histologic subtypes. The percentage of sarcomatoid component has been shown to correlate with cancer-specific mortality.


Sarcomatoid features for Kidney is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. It was previously collected as Kidney, CS SSF #4.


000Sarcomatoid features not present/not identified
000-100Sarcomatoid features 1-100%
R01Sarcomatoid features stated as less than 10%
R02Sarcomatoid features stated as range 10%-30% present
R03Sarcomatoid features stated as a range 31% to 50% present
R04Sarcomatoid features stated as a range 51% to 80% present
R05Sarcomatoid features stated as greater than 80%
XX5Sarcomatoid features present from metastatic site only AND Sarcomatoid features not present in primary site, or unknown if present
XX6Sarcomatoid features present, percentage unknown
XX7Not applicable: Not a renal cell carcinoma morphology
XX8Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code XX8 may result in an edit error.)
XX9Not documented in medical record Sarcomatoid features not assessed or unknown if assessed No surgical resection of primary site is performed

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.