Lymph Nodes Status: Femoral-Inguinal, Para-aortic and Pelvic


**Note 1:** Physician statement of femoral-inguinal, para-aortic and pelvic nodal status can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Assign the highest applicable code (1-7) in the case of positive nodes. **Note 3:** If a nodal station is in the area being imaged, biopsied, or in the surgical field and there is no mention of involvement, then assume that specific nodal station is negative. **Note 4:** If there is no imaging, biopsy, or surgical work up, code 9. **Note 5:** The assessment methods are recorded in * Lymph Nodes Assessment Method Femoral-Inguinal [NAACCR Data Item # 3871] * Lymph Nodes Assessment Method Para-aortic [NAACCR Data Item # 3872] * Lymph Nodes Assessment Method Pelvic [NAACCR Data Item # 3873]




NAACCR #3884


Code Description
0 Negative femoral-inguinal, para-aortic and pelvic lymph nodes
1 Positive femoral-inguinal lymph nodes
2 Positive para-aortic lymph nodes
3 Positive pelvic lymph nodes
4 Positive femoral-inguinal and para-aortic lymph nodes
5 Positive femoral-inguinal and pelvic lymph nodes
6 Positive para-aortic and pelvic lymph nodes
7 Positive para-aortic, pelvic, and femoral-inguinal lymph nodes
8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
9 Not documented in medical record Femoral-Inguinal, Para-aortic and Pelvic lymph node(s) not assessed or unknown if assessed