NAACCR Item #3879: LN Head and Neck Other

Start Column

1825

End Column

1825

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3879 1 NAACCR 2018 18 1825 - 1825

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnHeadAndNeckOther

Description
Lymph Nodes for Head and Neck, Other records the involvement of lymph nodes other than Levels I-III, IV-V, and VI-VII.
Rationale
Level of nodal involvement is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Head and Neck SSF# 6 (common SSF).
Codes
0 No involvement in other head and neck lymph node regions
1 Buccinator (facial) lymph node(s) involved
2 Parapharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
3 Periparotid and intraparotid lymph node(s) involved
4 Preauricular lymph node(s) involved
5 Retropharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
6 Suboccipital/retroauricular lymph node(s) involved
7 Any combination of codes 1-6
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
Other Head and Neck 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.