• 1 Sunway Medical Centre, Nuclear Medicine Centre, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • 2 Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 National Cancer Institute, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Presint 7, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Med J Malaysia, 2018 06;73(3):181-182.
PMID: 29962506


Recently, encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been reclassified as non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) to emphasize the benign nature of this entity. In our institution, we have assessed 455 patients treated with radioiodine ablation for differentiated thyroid carcinoma and 20 of them were retrospectively found to fulfill the new NIFTP criteria. There was no evidence of metastasis on post radioiodine whole body scans for NIFTP cases and these patients were in remission subsequently. The benign features of these patients' whole body scans and good clinical outcome following treatment further support NIFTP as a low risk thyroid neoplasm.

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