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

Start Column

1807

End Column

1808

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3899 2 NAACCR 2018 18 1807 - 1808

NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfExaminedParaAorticNodes

Description
Number of examined para-aortic nodes is the number of nodes examined based on para-aortic nodal dissection.
Rationale
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.
Codes
00 No para-aortic nodes examined
01-99 1 - 99 para-aortic nodes examined
(Exact number of para-aortic lymph nodes examined)
X1 100 or more para-aortic nodes examined
X2 Para-aortic nodes examined, number unknown
X6 No para-aortic lymph nodes removed, but aspiration or core biopsy of para-aortic node(s) only
X8 Not 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.)
X9 Not documented in medical record
Cannot be determined, indeterminate if positive para-aortic nodes present
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.