Thyroid No Surgery Pseudo-Cancer 101: The Former “Look A Like” Papillary Cancer that is not a Cancer Now.
Dr.Guttler comments on this abstract # PSt35 below.
- Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features (NIFTP) accounts for a significant number of previously diagnosed cases that were called follicular variant of papillary cancer in the past.
- NIFTP still is diagnosed at lobectomy.
- Cytologic criteria to diagnose NIFTP before surgery is still being studied.
- Until we have better tools on cytology such as molecular markers we still can not get away from a first lobectomy.
- However, after that the patient does not have thyroid cancer and does not need radiation, or long term follow up.
The Impact of the Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features (NIFTP) Classification on Cytologic Diagnosis in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA): An Institutional Experience
Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) has been recently introduced as an alternate classification for a subset of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma due to its indolent behavior. Although NIFTP has well defined histologic criteria, cytologic criteria are not well-established. This study investigates the impact of the NIFTP classification on the cytologic diagnosis in thyroid FNAs at our institution.