Collaborative Stage for TNM 7 - Revised 03/30/2009 [ Schema ]
CS Site-Specific Factor 5
Levels VI-VII and Facial Lymph Nodes for Head and Neck
- Note 1: Site-Specific Factors 3-6 are used to code the presence or absence of lymph node involvement in each of 7 different levels and other groups defined by AJCC. The definitions of the levels are the same for all applicable head and neck sites. One digit is used to represent lymph nodes of a single level, with the three digits of Site-Specific Factor 3 representing lymph nodes of, respectively, Levels I-III; the digits of Site-Specific Factor 4 representing lymph nodes of Levels IV and V and the retropharyngeal nodes; the digits of Site-Specific Factor 5 representing lymph nodes of Levels VI and VII and the facial nodes; and the digits of Site-Specific Factor 6 representing the remaining Other groups as defined by AJCC. In each digit, a code 1 means Yes, the nodes are involved.
- Note 2: Facial nodes including buccinator, mandibular, and nasolabial lymph nodes.
|000||No lymph node involvement in Levels VI or VII or facial nodes|
|100||Level VI lymph node(s) involved|
|010||Level VII lymph node(s) involved|
|001||Facial lymph node(s) involved|
|110||Level VI and VII lymph nodes involved|
|101||Level VI and facial nodes involved|
|011||Level VII and facial nodes involved|
|111||Level VI and VII and facial lymph nodes involved|
|999||Unknown if regional lymph node(s) involved, not stated|
Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed
Not documented in patient record