Number of Examined Pelvic Nodes
**Note 1:** Physician statement of examined pelvic nodes can be used to code this data item when no other information is available.
**Note 2:** The following are pelvic nodes
* Iliac, NOS
+ Internal [hypogastric] [obturator]
* Pelvic, NOS
* Sacral, NOS
+ Lateral [laterosacral]
+ Middle [promontorial] [Gerota's node]
**Note 3:** Record the number of examined pelvic lymph nodes documented in the medical record.
**Note 4:** For the following
* Code 00 when no lymph nodes are examined by FNA, core biopsy or removal of lymph node(s) (e.g., sentinel lymph node biopsy or lymph node dissection)
* If a lymph node dissection is done and only "nodes" are documented without specifying pelvic or para-aortic, assume they are pelvic nodes
* Code X6 If only a FNA or core biopsy is done
* Code X9 if it’s unknown if lymph nodes were removed
**Note 5:** The number of positive pelvic nodes is recorded in 3902: Number of Positive Pelvic Nodes.