Data Last Updated: Aug. 27, 2019 (Version 1.7)

Lymph Nodes Head and Neck Other

Notes

**Note 1:** Physician statement of other head and neck lymph node involvement can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Head and Neck Lymph Node Involvement is coded in the following data items * LN Head and Neck Levels I-III (NAACCR Data Item #3876) * LN Head and Neck Levels IV-V (NAACCR Data Item #3877) * LN Head and Neck Levels VI-VII (NAACCR Data Item #3878) * LN Head and Neck Other (NAACCR Data Item #3879) **Note 3:** Code the presence or absence of lymph node involvement for the "other" group. * For more information on the other head and neck lymph nodes, see AJCC 8th edition, Chapter 5: *Staging Head and Neck Cancers*, Table 5.1 **Note 4:** Pathological information takes priority over clinical. **Note 5:** If involved regional node levels are documented as a range, and/or if the involved nodes overlap multiple levels, code 7. **Note 6:** If information is available on some nodes, but the others are unknown, code what is known. * ***Example:*** Multiple lymph nodes involved, preauricular documented, but the other levels not mentioned. Code 4 to indicate preauricular involvement.
Code Description
0 No involvement in other head and neck lymph node regions
1 Buccinator (facial) lymph node(s) involved
2 Parapharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
3 Periparotid and intraparotid lymph node(s) involved
4 Preauricular lymph node(s) involved
5 Retropharyngeal lymph node(s) involved
6 Suboccipital/retroauricular lymph node(s) involved
7 Any combination of codes 1-6
8 Not 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.)
9 Not documented in patient record
Positive nodes, but level of positive node(s) unknown
Other Head and Neck lymph nodes not assessed, or unknown if assessed