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Lymphovascular invasion code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430724
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of lymphovascular invasion present.

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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Person with cancer—lymphovascular invasion type, code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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