NAACCR Item #3883: LN Size

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Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3883 4 NAACCR 2018 18 1826 - 1829

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnSize

Lymph Nodes Size records diameter of the involved regional lymph node(s) with the largest diameter of any involved regional lymph node(s). Pathological measurement takes precedence over a clinical measurement for the same node.
Lymph Nodes Size is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC for several chapters. It was previously collected in the Head and Neck chapters as Size of Lymph Nodes, SSF# 1
0.0 No involved regional nodes
0.1-99.9 0.1–99.9 millimeters (mm)
(Exact size of lymph node to nearest tenth of a mm)
XX.1 100 millimeters (mm) or greater
XX.2 Microscopic focus or foci only and no size of focus given
XX.3 Described as "less than 1 centimeter (cm)"
XX.4 Described as "at least" 2 cm
XX.5 Described as "at least" 3 cm
XX.6 Described as "at least" 4 cm
XX.7 Described as greater than 5 cm
XX.8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code XX.8 will result in an edit error)
XX.9 Not documented in medical record
Regional lymph node(s) involved, size not stated
Lymph Nodes Size not assessed, or unknown if assessed
Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.