Lymph Nodes Assessment Method Pelvic


**Note 1:** Physician statement of pelvic assessment method can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** The following are pelvic nodes * Iliac, NOS + Common + External + Internal (hypogastric) (obturator) * Paracervical * Parametrial * Pelvic, NOS * Sacral, NOS + Lateral (laterosacral) + Middle (promontorial) (Gerota's node) + Uterosacral **Note 3:** Assign the highest applicable code (0-2) in the case of multiple assessments. **Note 4:** For this data item, do not include isolated tumor cells (ITCs). **Note 5:** Code 0 when there is only imaging or a physical exam. **Note 6:** The assessment results are recorded in 3957: LN Status: Pelvic.




NAACCR #3873


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 Pelvic 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 Pelvic lymph node(s) not assessed or unknown if assessed