Clinical N

This input is used for staging


**Note:** Code only regional nodes and nodes, NOS, in this field. Distant nodes are coded in M (distant metastasis). **Regional lymph nodes** Hepatic Lateral aortic (lumbar) Peripancreatic, NOS Anterior, NOS Anterior pancreaticoduodenal Anterior proximal mesenteric Pyloric Inferior to the head and body of pancreas Posterior, NOS: Pericholedochal (common bile duct) Posterior pancreaticoduodenal Posterior proximal mesentery Superior to the head and body of pancreas Pyloric Infrapyloric Retropyloric Suprapyloric Subpyloric Retroperitoneal Superior mesenteric


Clinical N Clinical N Display Description Registrar Notes
cX cNX Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed Clinical classification criteria met, evaluation done:
Physician unable to assess N
Regional lymph node involvement cannot be determined or findings inconclusive
Physician assigns cNX, no other information available to determine N
c0 cN0 No regional lymph node metastasis
c1 cN1 Regional lymph node metastasis Regional lymph node(s), NOS
Lymph nodes, NOS

Stated as N1
88 88 Not applicable Primary site/histology not TNM defined
Death certificate only (DCO) case
<BLANK> BLANK See Registrar Notes Clinical classification criteria not met
Clinical classification criteria met, evaluation done:
No information about diagnostic workup
Results not documented in record
Tumor first detected on surgical resection (no clinical workup)
Evidence of metastatic disease [(cM1) or (pM1)], no other workup
Only Clinical Stage Group documented (no T, N, or M information available)