Question: 20000258

Status


Final

Category


#1:   Extension
#2:   Lung
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References


Source 1:   SEER EOD-88, 3rd Ed
pgs:   90
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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