Extraprostatic extension focality code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:495230
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:A code set outlining the focality of extraprostatic extension.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Focal
2Extensive
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Use this code set to record the focality of extraprostatic extension.

The degree of extraprostatic extension can be classified as focal or extensive (also referred to as ‘established’ or ‘nonfocal’). Focal is defined as extraprostatic glands which occupy no more than one high power field on no more than two sections, often described as "established". Extensive EPE represents anything more than this and is often described as "non-focal".

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 2014. Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol 2nd edition. RCPA, Sydney. Viewed 21 December 2014, http://www.rcpa.edu.au/getattachment/f506078a-3bd4-4a1c-8b8c-85d2f2dfcf61/Protocol-prostate-cancer-radical-prostatectomy.aspx

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person with cancer—extraprostatic extension focality, code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015