NAACCR Item #3936: Ulceration

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,936 1 NAACCR 2018 18

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.


0Ulceration not identified/not present
1Ulceration present
8Not 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.)
9Not 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.