NAACCR Item #830: Regional Nodes Examined

Start Column

1000

End Column

1001

Alignment

RIGHT

Padding Character

'0'

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
830 2 SEER/CoC 1000 - 1001

NAACCR XML: Tumor.regionalNodesExamined

Alternate Names
   Number of Regional Lymph Nodes Examined (SEER)
   Regional Lymph Nodes Examined
   Pathologic Review of Regional Lymph Nodes (SEER)
Description
Records the total number of regional lymph nodes that were removed and examined by the pathologist. Beginning with tumors diagnosed on or after January 1, 2004, this item is a component of the Collaborative Stage system.
Rationale
This data item serves as a quality measure of the pathologic and surgical evaluation and treatment of the patient.
Codes
00 No nodes were examined
01-89 1-89 nodes were examined (code the exact number of regional lymph nodes examined)
90 90 or more nodes were examined
95 No regional nodes were removed, but aspiration of regional nodes was performed
96 Regional lymph node removal was documented as a sampling, and the number of nodes is unknown/not stated
97 Regional lymph node removal was documented as a dissection, and the number of nodes is unknown/not stated
98 Regional lymph nodes were surgically removed, but the number of lymph nodes is unknown/not stated and not documented as a sampling or dissection; nodes were examined, but the number is unknown
99 It is unknown whether nodes were examined; not stated in patient record