CODE 97 Positive nodes but number not specified
Positive nodes but number not specified, is used when the cytology or histology from a lymph node aspiration is positive for malignant cells.
CODE 98 No nodes examined
Positive nodes but number not specified, is used when no nodes are removed or examined.
CODE 99 Unknown if nodes are positive or negative; not applicable
Unknown if nodes are positive or negative, is used if information about regional lymph nodes is unknown or if it is not applicable for that site or histology.
Australian Cancer Network
Commission on Cancer American College of Surgeons
Australian Cancer Network The pathology reporting of breast cancer. A guide for pathologists, surgeons and radiologists Second Edition Sydney (2001)
Commission on Cancer, Standards of the Commission on Cancer Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) Volume II (1998)
Has been superseded by Person with cancer—number of positive regional lymph nodes, total N[N] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
See also Person with cancer—number of regional lymph nodes examined, total code N[N] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Supersedes Regional lymph nodes positive, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.0 KB)
Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 06/03/2009