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Source 1: Data Collection Answers
Notes: #2, Reportability
Reportability--Brain and CNS: Why has reportability changed for “intradural extramedullary schwannomas”?
Are all “spinal” schwannomas reportable or only those stated to be “intradural”? See discussion.
If these cases were to be collected for 2011 and later, why were they not included in the 2012 SEER Manual? We were under the impression that we should stop any 2011 collection of spinal schwannomas to await the next revision of MP/H Rules (2013).
Reportability/nonreportability of schwannomas was not agreed upon by the standard setters. The issue was discussed by the CoC, NPCR, SEER Technical Workgroup, and agreement was reached. See #2 under Reportability in the Data Collection Answers from the CoC, NPCR, SEER Technical Workgroup http://www.seer.cancer.gov/registrars/data-collection.html#reportability
The most accurate and most current instruction is to report these spinal tumors when they arise within the spinal dura or spinal nerve roots, or when they are stated to be "intradural" or "of the nerve root." Do not report these tumors when they arise in the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are the portion of nerve extending beyond the spinal dura.