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Person with cancer—lymphovascular invasion type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLymphovascular invasion type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430045
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe type of invasion of cancer cells into blood vessels and/or lymphatic system in 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—lymphovascular invasion type

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
1Involvement of artery
2Involvement of vein
3Involvement of lymphatics
4Present but unable to distinguish type of vessel involved
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable-pathology specimen not obtained or no lymphovascular invasion present
8Unknown whether pathology specimen obtained
9Pathology specimen obtained but lymphovascular invasion not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Record code 9 when a pathological assessment of the tissue has been performed but the result is not known.

Distinguishing between lymphatics and veins can be difficult; record code 4 if lymphovascular invasion is present but the type of vessel involved is unknown.

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

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre and Australian Cancer Network 2008. The pathology reporting of breast cancer. A guide for pathologists, surgeons, radiologists and oncologists. 3rdedition. Surry Hills, NSW: National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Lymphovascular invasion refers to the invasion of cancer cells into the blood vessels or lymphatic channels.

Only record lymphovascular invasion described in the primary tumour, not for metastatic or recurrent disease.

If lymphovascular invasion is present, record whether an artery, vein or lymphatic channel is involved.

If more than one type of vessel is involved, record each appropriate code separately.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's pathology report under microscopic findings.
Comments:Help on this termLymphovascular invasion may be an important prognostic factor indicating the tumour is likely to spread, and may influence treatment decisions.

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

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre 2009. Breast cancer specific data items for clinical cancer registration. Surry Hills, NSW: National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre

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

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

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

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