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Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Testis. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 469-78.
Clinical
NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
N0No regional lymph node metastasis.
N1Metastasis with a lymph node mass ≤2 cm in greatest dimension; or multiple lymph nodes, none >2 cm in greatest dimension.
N2Metastasis with a lymph node mass >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension; or multiple lymph nodes, any one mass >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension.
N3Metastasis with a lymph node mass >5 cm in greatest dimension.
Pathologic (pN)
pNXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
pN0No regional lymph node metastasis.
pN1Metastasis with a lymph node mass ≤2 cm in greatest dimension and ≤5 nodes positive, none >2 cm in greatest dimension.
pN2Metastasis with a lymph node mass >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension; or >5 nodes positive, none >5 cm; or evidence of extranodal extension of tumor.
pN3Metastasis with a lymph node mass >5 cm in greatest dimension.