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Question
Histology--Head & Neck: How is the histology coded for a mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the parotid gland? See Discussion.

Discussion
There is no histology listed in the ICD-O-3 for a mammary analogue secretory carcinoma. The pathologist stated that, “MASC is a recently described salivary gland tumor type which, as the name implies, resembles secretory carcinoma of the breast.” Should the histology be coded 8550/3 [acinar carcinoma] or 8502/3 [secretory carcinoma of breast]?

Answer
Assign code 8502/3 [secretory carcinoma of breast].

Acinar carcinoma [8550/3] describes a very typical type of salivary gland tumor only. This histology code does not adequately capture the histology in this case which describes a secretory carcinoma that is similar to mammary cancer. Both of these elements are reflected in the histology code 8502/3 [secretory carcinoma of breast].

History


Last Updated
06/23/2014

Date Finalized
03/14/2013