NAACCR Item #3879: LN Head and Neck Other

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,879 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.lnHeadAndNeckOther


Lymph Nodes for Head and Neck, Other records the involvement of lymph nodes other than Levels I-III, IV-V, and VI-VII.


Level of nodal involvement is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Head and Neck SSF# 6 (common SSF).


0No involvement in other head and neck lymph node regions
1Buccinator (facial) lymph node(s) involved
2Parapharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
3Periparotid and intraparotid lymph node(s) involved
4Preauricular lymph node(s) involved
5Retropharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
6Suboccipital/retroauricular lymph node(s) involved
7Any combination of codes 1-6
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 Other Head and Neck 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.