Lymph Nodes Assessment Method Para-aortic


**Note 1:** Physician statement of para-aortic assessment of nodal status for para-aortic nodes can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Assign the highest applicable code (0-2) in the case of multiple assessments. **Note 3:** The assessment results are recorded in Lymph Nodes Status: Femoral-Inguinal, Para-aortic and Pelvic [NAACCR Data Item # 3884].




NAACCR #3872


Code Description
0 Radiography, imaging (Ultrasound (US), computed tomography scan (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography scan (PET)) Physical exam only
1 Incisional biopsy; fine needle aspiration (FNA)
2 Lymphadenectomy Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7 Regional lymph node(s) assessed, unknown assessment method
8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 will result in an edit error.)
9 Not documented in patient record Regional lymph node(s) not assessed or unknown if assessed