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Question: 20120078 Status
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References
Source 1:   2007 MP/H Rules
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Notes:   Terms & Defs
Source 2:   2012 SEER Manual
pgs:   77
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Question
Reportability--Melanoma: Per SINQ 20020019 and 20041034 the terms “early” and “evolving” in situ melanoma are not reportable; however, does the addition of “Clarks level I” change reportability?



Discussion
Pathology stated:

07/21/12 Biopsy: Consistent with evolving lentigo maligna.

07/29/12 Path review of biopsy: Consistent with evolving lentigo maligna.

10/20/12 Re-Excision: Atypical lentiginous melanocytic proliferation consistent with persistent early malignant melanoma in situ, lentiginous type, Clark’s level I, margins free.

Should the statement of Clark level 1be used to accession this case?



Answer
This case is reportable. Mention of Clark Level 1 can be interpreted as synonymous with in situ disease, making this case reportable.

Early and evolving melanomas are not reportable. However, Clark level 1 is listed as a term that is synonymous with in situ disease per the MP/H Rules, Terms and Definitions for Melanoma and the 2012 SEER Manual.



History


Last Updated
07/26/2013

Date Finalized
12/18/2012