NAACCR Item #830: Regional Nodes Examined
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NAACCR XML: Tumor.regionalNodesExamined
Number of Regional Lymph Nodes Examined (SEER)
Regional Lymph Nodes Examined
Pathologic Review of Regional Lymph Nodes (SEER)
Records the total number of regional lymph nodes that were removed and examined by the pathologist. Beginning with tumors diagnosed on or after January 1, 2004, this item is a component of the Collaborative Stage system.
This data item serves as a quality measure of the pathologic and surgical evaluation and treatment of the patient.
|No nodes were examined
|1-89 nodes were examined (code the exact number of regional lymph nodes examined)
|90 or more nodes were examined
|No regional nodes were removed, but aspiration of regional nodes was performed
|Regional lymph node removal was documented as a sampling, and the number of nodes is unknown/not stated
|Regional lymph node removal was documented as a dissection, and the number of nodes is unknown/not stated
|Regional lymph nodes were surgically removed, but the number of lymph nodes is unknown/not stated and not documented as a sampling or dissection; nodes were examined, but the number is unknown
|It is unknown whether nodes were examined; not stated in patient record