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Person with cancer—lymphovascular invasion, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLymphovascular invasion
METeOR identifier:Help on this term370618
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/03/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe presence or absence of the invasion of cancer cells into blood vessel(s) and/or the lymphatic system, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—lymphovascular invasion

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Present
2Absent
3Suspicious
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated or unknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe presence of lymphovascular invasion should be recorded as Code 1, regardless of whether the extent of the invasion is described or not.
Collection methods:Help on this term

For cancer registries, collection of this data item should only be from notification and pathology reports relating to initial diagnosis and not for recurrent or metastatic disease.

If pathology report pertaining to initial diagnosis is for a metastasis, and not the primary tumour, record as 9.

Comments:Help on this termInvasion of the lymphatics or blood vessels by cancer cells is an important prognostic factor that indicates that the tumour is likely to spread. This item is included in data items defined for reporting in the pathology reporting guidelines as prepared by the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre and Australian Cancer Network.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)

Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (AACR)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Reference documents:Help on this termNational Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre and Australian Cancer Network. The Pathology reporting of breast cancer. A guide for pathologists, surgeons, radiologists and oncologists (3rd edition). National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, Surry Hills, NSW, 2008.

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Breast cancer (Cancer registries) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

Breast cancer (cancer registries) NBPDS Health, Standard 01/09/2012

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