Data Last Updated: May 31, 2024

Number of Examined Pelvic Nodes


**Note 1:** Physician statement of examined pelvic nodes can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** The following are pelvic nodes * Iliac, NOS + Common + External + Internal [hypogastric] [obturator] * Paracervical * Parametrial * Pelvic, NOS * Sacral, NOS + Lateral [laterosacral] + Middle [promontorial] [Gerota's node] + Uterosacral **Note 3:** Record the number of examined pelvic lymph nodes documented in the medical record. **Note 4:** For the following * Code 00 when no lymph nodes are removed (including FNA, core biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy or lymph node dissection) * If lymph nodes are removed and only "nodes" are documented without specifying pelvic or para-aortic, assume they are pelvic nodes * Code X6 If only a FNA or core biopsy is done * Code X9 if it’s unknown if lymph nodes were removed **Note 5:** The number of positive pelvic nodes is recorded in 3902: Number of Positive Pelvic Nodes.
Code Description
00 No pelvic lymph nodes examined
01-99 1 - 99 pelvic lymph nodes examined
(Exact number of pelvic lymph nodes examined)
X1 100 or more pelvic nodes examined
X2 Pelvic nodes examined; number unknown
X6 No pelvic lymph nodes removed, but aspiration or core biopsy of pelvic node(s) only
X8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code X8 will result in an edit error.)
X9 Not documented in medical record
Cannot be determined, indeterminate if examined pelvic nodes present
Pelvic lymph nodes not assessed or unknown if assessed