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Reportability--Stomach:  Is a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor of the stomach reportable?

Final Apr 30 2015

Primary Site--Testis:  What is the prmary site for a 38 y/o male diagnosed with testicular cancer in a formerly undescended testis that was treated with orchiopexy at age 10-11?  See discussion.

Final Apr 29 2015

Reportability--Brain and CNS:  Is "Lhermitte-Duclos disease" is reportable? See discussion.

Final Apr 28 2015

Surgery of Primary Site: What is the most extensive, invasive or definitive surgical procedure when the second surgical procedure performed has a lower surgery code? See discussion.


Final Apr 22 2015

Surgery Primary Site--Breast: Please clarify how to code both simple mastectomy with tissue expander and AlloDerm reconstruction, and simple mastectomy with tissue expander (NOS). See discussion.

Final Mar 24 2015

Multiple Primaries/Histology--Colon: What is the correct histology code and MP/H Rule when a colectomy final diagnosis is adenocarcinoma with colloid and signet ring cell features? See discussion.

Final Mar 24 2015

Multiple Primaries/Behavior--Lung: When a patient has an invasive lung primary, should in situ tumors of the lung be considered when determining multiple primaries? See discussion.


Final Mar 24 2015

Reportability--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: Is idiopathic hypereosinophilia reportable? Must the diagnosis include the word 'syndrome'?

Final Mar 17 2015

MP/H Rules/Histology: What is the proper histology code -- mucin producing adenocarcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma for the following case? See discussion.

Final Feb 26 2015

Reportability--Skin: Is this case not reportable if the intranasal polyp is covered with cutaneous epithelium (essentially skin) or, is it reportable as a primary intranasal basal cell carcinoma? I have found one article regarding primary intranasal basal cells, which are described as being "very rare". But, I am not sure whether, in those cases, cutaneous epithelium was found.

FINAL DIAGNOSIS: (A) Nasal cavity, polyp, excision: Sinonasal inflammatory polyp with overlying cutaneous epithelium showing foci of superficial (noninvasive) basal cell carcinoma

Final Jan 27 2015
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