NAACCR Item #3874: LN Distant Assessment Method

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,874 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnDistantAssessMethod


This data item describes the method used to assess involvement of Distant (mediastinal, scalene) nodes associated with certain female genital cancers.


Method of assessment of distant 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# 7.


0Radiography, imaging (Ultrasound (US), computed tomography scan (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography scan (PET)) Physical exam only
1Incisional biopsy; fine needle aspiration (FNA)
2Lymphadenectomy Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7Distant lymph node(s) assessed, unknown assessment method
8Not 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.)
9Not documented in medical record Distant 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.