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]