Lymph Nodes Assessment Method Femoral-Inguinal


**Note 1:** Physician statement of femoral-inguinal assessment method can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** The following are femoral-inguinal nodes * Femoral * Inguinal, NOS + Inguinofemoral (groin) + Node of Cloquet or Rosenmuller (highest deep inguinal) + Superficial inguinal **Note 3:** Code this data item for the lower third of the vagina only. * Code 9 for upper two thirds of the vagina, or unknown whether it’s the lower third or upper two thirds **Note 4:** For this data item, do not include isolated tumor cells (ITCs). **Note 5:** Assign the highest applicable code (0-2) in the case of multiple assessments. **Note 6:** Code 0 when there is only imaging or a physical exam. **Note 7:** The assessment results are recorded in LN Status: Femoral-Inguinal [NAACCR Data Item #3959].




NAACCR #3871


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 Sentinel node biopsy Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7 Femoral-inguinal 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 medical record Femoral-inguinal lymph node(s) not assessed or unknown if assessed