NAACCR Item #3872: LN Assessment Method Para-Aortic
|Item #||Length||Source of Standard||Year Implemented||Version Implemented||Year Retired||Version Retired|
NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnAssessMethodParaaortic
This data item describes the method used to assess involvement of para-aortic lymph nodes associated with certain female genital cancers.
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.
(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)|
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.