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


**RETIRED: DO NOT CODE** – this SSDI will be removed in the next update.


**Note 1:** This data item is no longer applicable for 2018+ once the v2022 software updates are implemented. Once the v2022 software updates are implemented, see the following * LN Status: Femoral-Inguinal [NAACCR Data Item #3959] * LN Status: Para-aortic [NAACCR Data Item #3958] * LN Status: Pelvic [NAACCR Data Item #3957] **Note 2:** 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 3:** Assign the highest applicable code (1-7) in the case of positive nodes. **Note 4:** 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 5:** If there is no imaging, biopsy, or surgical work up, code 9. **Note 6:** 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


SSDI 2018–2021
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
<BLANK> No longer applicable for Version 2.1 update. See the following fields: LN Status: Femoral-Inguinal [3959], LN Status: Para-aortic [3958], LN Status: Pelvic [3957]