Lymph Nodes Distant Assessment Method


**Note 1:** Physician statement of Mediastinal and Scalene assessment method can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Assign the highest applicable code (0-2) in the case of multiple assessments. **Note 3:** Code 0 when there is only imaging or a physical exam. **Note 4:** The assessment results are recorded in 3875: LN Distant: Mediastinal, Scalene.




NAACCR #3874


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 Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7 Distant 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 Distant lymph node(s) not assessed or unknown if assessed