NAACCR Item #3872: LN Assessment Method Para-Aortic

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,872 1 NAACCR 2018 18

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.


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 Sentinel node biopsy Excisional biopsy or resection with microscopic confirmation
7Para-aortic 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 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.