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Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 03/12/2014

Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a,b

NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
N0No regional lymph node metastasis.
N1Metastasis in a single lymph node, ≤2 cm in greatest dimension.
N2Metastasis in a single lymph node, >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension; or multiple lymph nodes, none >5 cm in greatest dimension.
N3Metastasis in a lymph node, >5 cm in greatest dimension.

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Renal pelvis and ureter. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 491-6.
bLaterality does not affect the N classification.