NAACCR Item #3874: LN Distant Assessment Method

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3874 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnDistantAssessMethod

Description
This data item describes the method used to assess involvement of Distant (mediastinal, scalene) nodes associated with certain female genital cancers.
Rationale
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.
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
Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7 Distant 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
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.