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

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,901 2 NAACCR 2018 18

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.


00All para-aortic lymph nodes examined negative
01-991-99 para-aortic lymph nodes positive (Exact number of nodes positive)
X1100 or more para-aortic nodes positive
X2Positive para-aortic nodes identified, number unknown
X6Positive aspiration or core biopsy of para-aortic lymph node(s)
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 positive 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.