NAACCR Item #3881: LN Laterality

Start Column

1993

End Column

1993

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3881 1 NAACCR 2018 18 1993 - 1993

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnLaterality

Description
This data item describes whether positive regional lymph nodes are unilateral or bilateral.
Rationale
Laterality of regional node metastasis is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Vulva, CS SSF# 11.
Codes
0 No regional lymph node involvement
1 Unilateral - all positive regional nodes with same laterality OR only one regional node positive
2 Bilateral - positive bilateral regional lymph nodes
3 Laterality unknown - positive regional lymph nodes with unknown laterality
8 Not 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.)
9 Not 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.