Lymph Nodes Head and Neck Other


**Note 1:** Physician statement of other head and neck lymph node involvement can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Head and Neck Lymph Node Involvement is coded in the following data items * 3876: LN Head and Neck Levels I-III * 3877: LN Head and Neck Levels IV-V * 3878: LN Head and Neck Levels VI-VII * 3879: LN Head and Neck Other **Note 3:** Code the presence or absence of lymph node involvement for the "other" group. * For more information on the other head and neck lymph nodes, see AJCC 8th edition, Chapter 5: *Staging Head and Neck Cancers*, Table 5.1 **Note 4:** Pathological information takes priority over clinical. **Note 5:** If involved regional node levels are documented as a range, and/or if the involved nodes overlap multiple levels, code 7. **Note 6:** If information is available on some nodes, but the others are unknown, code what is known. * ***Example:*** Multiple lymph nodes involved, preauricular documented, but the other levels not mentioned. Code 4 to indicate preauricular involvement.




NAACCR #3879


Code Description
0 No involvement in other head and neck lymph node regions Non-invasive neoplasm (behavior /2)
1 Buccinator (facial) lymph node(s) involved
2 Parapharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
3 Periparotid and intraparotid lymph node(s) involved
4 Preauricular lymph node(s) involved
5 Retropharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
6 Suboccipital/retroauricular lymph node(s) involved
7 Any combination of codes 1-6
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 medical record Positive nodes, but level of positive node(s) unknown Other Head and Neck lymph nodes not assessed, or unknown if assessed