SEER Inquiry System - View

Question: 20130030 Status
Final

References
Source 1:   ICD-O-3
pgs:  
Notes:  
Source 2:   Heme & Lymph Neo Manual & DB
pgs:  
Notes:  


Question
Histology--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: In our database we have a patient diagnosed with 9684/3, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), immunoblastic, in 2009. His 2010 recurrence at another hospital was called plasmablastic lymphoma and coded to 9735/3 per the Hemato database. I would like to know which code you would like to see on the merged records? Since 9684/3 is now listed as 'obsolete' I would prefer to use 9735/3. Do you agree that 9735/3 is the better code for the merged tumor record? Thanks.

Discussion


Answer
Since this case was originally diagnosed in 2009, prior to the Hematopoietic database, code 9684/3 is the correct code. Using the Hematopoietic database, you see that 9735/3 is a same primary. Go with the original histology of 9684/3 for the merged record. Code 9684/3 did not become obsolete until 1/1/10.

History


Last Updated
02/25/2014

Date Finalized
05/03/2013