TNM 6 Exercise
Please type your answers in the text fields below and click Show Answer to see the correct answer and explanation.
T3 N1 M0 Stage Group IIB
T3 Tumor extends beyond pancreas without involvement of celiac axis or superior mesenteric artery - duodenal biopsy positive for adenocarcinoma. CT scan states tumor appears to "abut" superior mesenteric vein (SMV), which is not considered a term of involvement. Reference: The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (COC), Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards Revised for 2004, pg. 24.
T3 N0 M0 Stage Group IIA
T3 Tumor extends beyond pancreas without involvement of celiac axis or superior mesenteric artery -- duodenum involved