NAACCR Item #3876: LN Head and Neck Levels I-III

Start Column

1822

End Column

1822

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3876 1 NAACCR 1822 - 1822

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnHeadAndNeckLevels1To3

Description
Lymph Nodes for Head and Neck, Levels I-III records the involvement of Levels I-III lymph nodes.
Rationale
Level of nodal involvement is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC for several head and neck chapters. This data item was previously collected as Head and Neck SSF# 3 (common SSF).
Codes
0 No involvement in Levels I, II, or III lymph nodes
1 Level I lymph node(s) involved
2 Level II lymph node(s) involved
3 Level III lymph node(s) involved
4 Levels I and II lymph nodes involved
5 Levels I and III lymph nodes involved
6 Levels II and III lymph nodes involved
7 Levels I, II and III lymph nodes involved
8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 will result in an edit error)
9 Not documented in medical record
Positive nodes, but level of positive node(s) unknown
Lymph node levels I-III 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.