Pathologic T

This input is used for staging


**Note 1:** Assign 88 for in situ cases (behavior code /2). TNM does not include an in situ category for GIST stomach tumors. **Note 2:** Ignore intraluminal extension to adjacent segment(s) of colon; code depth of invasion or extra-appendiceal spread as indicated. **Note 3:** Tumor size must be known to assign a T value. You may use a physician’s statement of the T category if this is the only information in the medical record. If no tumor size is available, assign TX **Note 4:** Assign the appropriate T category based on the tumor size for the following descriptions Invasive tumor in polyp, NOS Tumor confined to muscular wall Tumor invades through submucosa and muscularis mucosae to involve mucosa Implants inside stomach Invasion through muscularis propria or muscularis, NOS Extension through wall, NOS Perimuscular tissue invaded Subserosal tissue/(sub)serosal fat invaded Intraluminal extension to esophagus or duodenum Extension to adjacent (connective) tissue WITHOUT perforation of visceral peritoneum Gastric artery Ligaments Gastrocolic Gastrohepatic Gastrosplenic Omentum, NOS Greater Lesser Perigastric fat Fat, NOS Invasion of/through serosa (mesothelium), (tunica serosa) (visceral peritoneum) Including perforation of visceral peritoneum covering the gastric ligaments or the omentum WITHOUT invasion of adjacent structures Invasion of/through serosa with invasion of/through mucosa Diaphragm Duodenum via serosa Duodenum, NOS Esophagus via serosa Ileum Jejunum Liver Pancreas Small intestine, NOS Spleen Transverse colon/mesocolon (including flexures) Aorta Celiac axis Abdominal wall Adrenal gland Kidney Retroperitoneum Further contiguous extension Confined to stomach Localized, NOS


Pathologic T Pathologic T Display Description Registrar Notes
pX pTX Primary tumor cannot be assessed Pathologic classification criteria met, evaluation done:
Physician unable to assess T
Surgical resection of primary tumor, extension not stated
Tumor size (TS) unknown for T categories where TS needed to determine T
Physician assigns pTX, no other information available to determine T
p0 pT0 No evidence of primary tumor
p1 pT1 Tumor 2 cm or less in greatest dimension Stated as T1
p2 pT2 Tumor more than 2 cm but not more than 5 cm in greatest dimension Stated as T2
p3 pT3 Tumor more than 5 cm but not more than 10 cm in greatest dimension Stated as T3
p4 pT4 Tumor more than 10 cm in greatest dimension Stated as T4
88 88 Not applicable In situ case but no pTis is defined by TNM
Death certificate only (DCO) case
<BLANK> BLANK See Registrar Notes Pathologic classification criteria not met
Pathologic classification criteria met, evaluation done:
Results not documented in patient record
No surgical resection of known primary tumor (not T0)
Resection insufficient for site-specific pathologic assessment
No surgical resection of primary tumor and there isn’t a positive biopsy of a structure in the highest T category and highest N category
Evidence of metastatic disease (pM1), no other workup
Only Pathologic Stage Group documented (no T, N, or M information available)