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** Celiac Hepatic, NOS (See M [distant metastasis] for porta hepatic nodes) Lateral aortic (lumbar) Pancreaticosplenic (pancreaticolienal) Peripancreatic, NOS Anterior, NOS Anterior pancreaticoduodenal Anterior proximal mesenteric Inferior to the head and body of pancreas Posterior, NOS Posterior pancreaticoduodenal Posterior proximal mesentery Superior to the head and body of pancreas Retroperitoneal Splenic (lienal) Gastroepiploic (gastro-omental), left Splenic artery Splenic hilum Suprapancreatic


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)