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Source 1: 2010 Heme & Lymph Manual & DB
Histology/Ambiguous terminology--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: What is the primary site? Is it C779? Is the morphology Burkitt's lymphoma (96873) or malignant lymphoma, diffuse B-cell (96803)? See discussion.
Right neck swelling, biopsy from the mass showing B-cell lymphoma -favor Burkitt lymphoma(2/5/2011).
In 7/5/2011 had hemilaminectomy for spinal L2-L5
showed malignant lymphoma, B-cell phenotype favor Burkitt lymphoma.
Code to B-cell lymphoma, 9590/36. Do not use ambiguous terminology to code histology for hematopoietic neoplasms. "Favor" is ambiguous terminology. Do not code the histology as Burkitt lymphoma in this case.
Code the primary site C779. See the PH rules in the 2010 Heme manual for this 2011 diagnosis. http://seer.cancer.gov/tools/heme/Hematopoitic_Instructions_and_Rules_2010.pdf
Go to Module 7, PH36. Based on the information provided, this lymphoma is present in the cervical lymph nodes and the lumbar area of the spine. Cervical lymph nodes are not regional to the lumbar area of the spine.