NAACCR Item #3881: LN Laterality

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,881 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnLaterality


This data item describes whether positive regional lymph nodes are unilateral or bilateral.


Laterality of regional node metastasis is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Vulva, CS SSF# 11.


0No regional lymph node involvement
1Unilateral - all positive regional nodes with same laterality OR only one regional node positive
2Bilateral - positive bilateral regional lymph nodes
3Laterality unknown - positive regional lymph nodes with unknown laterality
8Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
9Not documented in medical record Lymph node laterality 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.