LN Status: Femoral-Inguinal
**Note 1:** Physician statement of femoral-inguinal status can be used to code this data item when no other information is available.
**Note 2:** 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 3:** The following are femoral-inguinal nodes.
* Inguinal, NOS
* Inguinofemoral (groin)
* Node of Cloquet or Rosenmuller (highest deep inguinal)
* Superficial inguinal
**Note 4:** If there is no mention of femoral-inguinal lymph node involvement in the area being imaged, biopsied, or in the surgical field and there is no mention of involvement, then assume that the femoral-inguinal lymph nodes are negative.
**Note 5:** For this data item, do not include isolated tumor cells (ITCs).
**Note 6:** Code 9 when there is no imaging, biopsy, surgical workup, or a physical exam only.
**Note 7:** The assessment method is recorded in LN Assessment Method Femoral-Inguinal [NAACCR Data Item #3871]