Site-Specific Factor 5

Histologic Tumor Necrosis


**Note 1:** Tumor necrosis is an independent predictor of outcome for renal cell carcinoma. **Note 2:** Record the presence or absence of tumor necrosis as documented in the pathology report. * Assign code 000 if histologic examination of primary site is performed, the pathology report is available for review, and histologic tumor necrosis is not mentioned




NAACCR #2920
Code Description
000 Histologic tumor necrosis not present/not identified
010 Histologic tumor necrosis present/identified
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