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Definition

An indicator of whether there is evidence of the invasion of cancer cells into blood vessels and/or the lymphatic system in the person with cancer, as represented by a code.

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Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no code N ".
Data Type Boolean
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No
1 Yes

Comments

Guide for use:
An indicator of whether there is evidence of invasion of cancer cells into blood vessels and/or the lymphatic system. Lymphovascular involvement usually precedes spread to the lymph nodes and hence is a predictor of lymph node metastases, although its value as a prognostic indicator is related to cancer type.

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