Question: 20200017

Status


Final

Category


#1:   Histology
#2:   Head & Neck
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References


Source 1:   ICD-O-3 SEER Site/Histology Validation List
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Notes:   June 18, 2019
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Question


Histology--Head & Neck:  Why is 8070 not listed as a valid histology for ill-defined sites as squamous cell carcinoma arises in the head and neck sites. See Discussion.



Discussion


Per the site validation list: https://seer.cancer.gov/icd-o-3/sitetype.icdo3.20190618.pdf#search=site%20validation, ill-defined sites (ILL-DEFINED C760-C768) does not include 8070- Squamous cell carcinoma as a valid histology. Therefore when a Cervical Lymph Node and Unknown Primary Tumor of the Head and Neck is submitted with a C760 and 8070/3, it requires an override be set.



Answer


Histology code 8070 has been added to C760 on the site validation list. It will be updated for 2021. Continue to override this combination for now.



History




Last Updated


03/12/2020

Date Finalized


04/08/2020