N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th ed) code X[XX]
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|Registration status:||Health, Standard 07/12/2011|
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours code set denoting the presence or absence of regional lymph node metastasis and describing the extent of lymph node metastasis.
|Classification scheme:||International Union against Cancer (UICC) TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 7th edition|
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Collection and usage attributes
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Valid N codes from the current edition of the UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours.
Record the stage in Arabic numerals and the appropriate upper or lower case alphabetic character omitting the prefix "N". For example, record stage N1b for malignant melanoma of the skin as "1b".
Record if the N stage value has a prefix of “c” or “p”. For example, record retinoblastoma N stage pN1 as “p1”.
Refer to the TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use, 3rd Edition for coding rules.
Source and reference attributes
Wittekind C et al (Editors) 2003. International Union Against Cancer (UICC): TNM supplement: A commentary on uniform use, 3rd edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
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Supersedes N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 5th ed) code XX Health, Superseded 06/03/2009
Supersedes N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 6th ed) code XX Health, Standard 06/03/2009
Has been superseded by N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th ed) code X[XX] Health, Candidate 06/08/2019
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