NAACCR Item #3876: LN Head and Neck Levels I-III

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,876 1 NAACCR

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnHeadAndNeckLevels1To3


Lymph Nodes for Head and Neck, Levels I-III records the involvement of Levels I-III lymph nodes.


Level of nodal involvement is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC for several head and neck chapters. This data item was previously collected as Head and Neck SSF# 3 (common SSF).


0No involvement in Levels I, II, or III lymph nodes
1Level I lymph node(s) involved
2Level II lymph node(s) involved
3Level III lymph node(s) involved
4Levels I and II lymph nodes involved
5Levels I and III lymph nodes involved
6Levels II and III lymph nodes involved
7Levels I, II and III lymph nodes involved
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 Positive nodes, but level of positive node(s) unknown Lymph node levels I-III 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.