Site-Specific Factor 19

Tumor Base Transection Status


**Note 1:** Record transection of the tumor base from documentation in pathology reports. If the whole depth of tumor cannot be seen on a single specimen, the tumor base is assumed to be transected. Multiple specimens (two or more) may be taken from a combination of biopsy and resection procedures. **Note 2:** Use code 010 * If tumor depth is noted on multiple specimens (two or more) * If only one specimen is taken and has positive deep margins * If the pathologist indicates the tumor base is transected **Note 3:** If a single specimen removes the entire depth of tumor and deep margins are not involved, assign code 020.




NAACCR #2873
Code Description
000 No mass/tumor found
010 Tumor base transected
020 Tumor base not transected
988 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
998 No histologic examination of primary site
999 Unknown or no information
Not documented in patient record