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Person with cancer—extraprostatic extension location, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termExtraprostatic extension location
METeOR identifier:Help on this term495235
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this term

The location of extraprostatic extension (EPE) on the prostate of a person with prostate cancer, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this termExtraprostatic extension is a prognostic indicator in prostate cancer.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—extraprostatic extension location

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Left anterior - base
2Left anterior - mid
3Left anterior - apex
4Right anterior - base
5Right anterior - mid
6Right anterior - apex
7Left posterior - base
8Left posterior - mid
9Left posterior - apex
10Right posterior - base
11Right posterior - mid
12Right posterior - apex
99Inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Extraprostatic extension (EPE) often cannot be readily identified at the base or apex. It can be particularly challenging for pathologists to identify the boundary of the prostate gland at the apex. At this site, benign glands are frequently admixed with skeletal muscle and the presence of neoplastic glands in skeletal muscle does not necessarily constitute EPE at the apex.

Similarly, the assessment of EPE at the anterior aspect of the prostate may be difficult as the prostatic stroma blends in with extraprostatic fibromuscular tissue, but in this region EPE can be diagnosed when the carcinoma appears to extend beyond the margin of the normal prostatic glandular tissue.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord the location of extraprostatic extension in a person with prostate cancer. This should be completed after surgery for prostate cancer has been completed.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from pathology reports or systems.

Source and reference attributes

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

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 2014. Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol 2nd edition. RCPA, Sydney. Viewed 21 December 2014,

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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