NAACCR Item #3901: Number of Positive Para-Aortic Nodes

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Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3901 2 NAACCR 2018 18 1805 - 1806

NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfPositiveParaAorticNodes

Number of Positive Para-Aortic Nodes is the number of positive nodes based on para-aortic nodal dissection
Number of Positive Para-aortic Nodes is listed as a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Corpus, CS SSF# 5.
00 All para-aortic lymph nodes examined negative
01-99 1-99 para-aortic lymph nodes positive
(Exact number of nodes positive)
X1 100 or more para-aortic nodes positive
X2 Positive para-aortic nodes identified, number unknown
X6 Positive aspiration or core biopsy of para-aortic lymph node(s)
X8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code X8 will result in an edit error.)
X9 Not documented in medical record
Cannot be determined, indeterminate if positive para-aortic nodes present
Para-aortic lymph nodes 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.