EOD Regional Nodes


**Note 1:** Code only regional nodes and nodes, NOS, in this field. Distant nodes are coded in EOD Mets. **Note 2:** Regional lymph node involvement is rare. For this schema, if there is no mention of lymph node involvement clinically, assume that lymph nodes are negative. Code 999 (Unknown) only when there is no available information on the extent of the patient's disease, for example when a lab-only case is abstracted from a biopsy report and no clinical history is available.
Code Description SS2018 N
000 No regional lymph node involvement NONE
800 Regional lymph node(s), NOS Lymph node(s), NOS RN
999 Unknown; regional lymph node(s) not stated Regional lymph node(s) cannot be assessed Not documented in medical record (See Note 2) Death Certificate Only U
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