NAACCR Item #3909: Perineural Invasion
|Source of Standard
NAACCR XML: Tumor.perineuralInvasion
Perineural Invasion, within or adjacent to the primary tumor, is a negative prognostic factor for cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck and carcinomas of the colon and rectum, eyelid and lacrimal gland.
Perineural Invasion is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. It was previously collected as Colon and Rectum CS SSF# 8 and Lacrimal Gland CS SSF# 4.
|Perineural invasion not identified/not present
|Perineural invasion identified/present
|Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
|Not documented in medical record Pathology report does not mention perineural invasion Cannot be determined by the pathologist Perineural invasion 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.