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Source 1:   SEER EOD-88, 3rd Ed
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Question
EOD-Extension--Lung: If a CT scan indicates that a patient has evidence of "long-standing pneumonia," is that considered synonymous with "pneumonitis" for the purposes of coding extension for lung primaries?

Discussion


Answer
No. These terms are not synonymous. For cases diagnosed 1998-2003, disregard the pneumonia and use the other available information to code extension.

History


Last Updated
02/21/2005

Date Finalized