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Person with cancer—perineural invasion indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPerineural invasion indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termPerineural involvement; PNI
METeOR identifier:Help on this term429134
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether perineural invasion is evident in a pathology specimen of the person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this termThis should be collected for people with cancer where pathology data is available.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—perineural invasion indicator

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Perineural invasion refers to cancer cells tracking along or around a nerve within the space surrounding a nerve. Its presence may be indicative of perineural spread, which can make the resection of malignant lesions more difficult.

Only record perineural invasion in the primary tumour, not for metastatic or recurrent disease.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's pathology report under microscopic findings.
Comments:Help on this termThe presence of perineural invasion may be an important prognostic factor for some cancers.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 2010. Lung cancer structured reporting protocol. 1st Edition (Version 1.0). Surry Hills, NSW: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Potter ST & Partin AW 2000. The significance of perineural invasion found on needle biopsy of the prostate: implications for definitive therapy. Reviews in Urology Spring edition:87-88

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Prostate cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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