NAACCR Item #3899: Number of Examined Para-Aortic Nodes

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,899 2 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfExaminedParaAorticNodes


Number of examined para-aortic nodes is the number of nodes examined based on para-aortic nodal dissection.


Number of Examined Para-aortic Nodes is listed as a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Corpus, CS SSF# 6.


00No para-aortic nodes examined
01-991 - 99 para-aortic nodes examined (Exact number of para-aortic lymph nodes examined)
X1100 or more para-aortic nodes examined
X2Para-aortic nodes examined, number unknown
X6No para-aortic lymph nodes removed, but aspiration or core biopsy of para-aortic node(s) only
X8Not 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.)
X9Not documented in patient record Cannot be determined, indeterminate if para-aortic nodes present No lymph node dissection performed 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.