NAACCR Item #3958: LN Status Para-Aortic

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3958 1 SEER 2022 22

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnStatusParaAortic

Alternate Names
   Lymph Node Status: Para-aortic
Description
This data item describes the status of para-aortic lymph nodes associated with certain female genital cancers.
Rationale
Specific regional lymph node involvement is listed as a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This information was previously collected as Vagina SSF #4.

See Lymph Node Assessment Methods and Status for Regional and Distant Lymph Nodes in GYN sites for additional information.
Codes
0 Negative para-aortic lymph nodes
1 Positive para-aortic lymph nodes
8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
9 Not documented in medical record
Para-aortic lymph node(s) not assessed or unknown if assessed