NAACCR Item #3872: LN Assessment Method Para-Aortic

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3872 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnAssessMethodParaaortic

Description
This data item describes the method used to assess involvement of para-aortic lymph nodes associated with certain female genital cancers.
Rationale
Method of assessment of regional nodal status is listed as a Registry Data Collection Variable in the AJCC GYN chapters. This data item was previously collected as Vagina, CS SSF# 5.
Codes
0 Radiography, imaging
(Ultrasound (US), computed tomography scan (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography scan (PET))

Physical exam only
1 Incisional biopsy; fine needle aspiration (FNA)
2 Lymphadenectomy
Sentinel node biopsy
Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7 Para-aortic lymph node(s) assessed, unknown assessment method
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
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.