How are regional lymph nodes (N) defined in the TNM staging of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Regional lymph node (N) classification is not affected by laterality and is defined as follows:

  • NX – Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed

  • N0 – No regional lymph node metastasis

  • N1 – Metastasis in regional lymph node(s)

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