NAACCR Item #3936: Ulceration
|Item #||Length||Source of Standard||Year Implemented||Version Implemented||Year Retired||Version Retired|
NAACCR XML: Tumor.ulceration
Ulceration, the absence of an intact epidermis overlying the primary melanoma based upon histopathological examination, is a prognostic factor for melanoma of the skin.
Ulceration is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. It was previously collected as Melanoma Skin, CS SSF# 2.
|0||Ulceration not identified/not 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.