World J Surg (2018) 42:2277–2278 DOI 10.1007/s00268-017-4351-6 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-like Nuclear Features (NIFTP): Did We Trade Six for a Half a Dozen? Pedro Weslley Rosa ´ rio Published online: 10 November 2017 Socie ´te ´ Internationale de Chirurgie 2017 Recently, Parente et al.  reported 5% of lymph node ‘‘when deﬁned with strict histopathologic criteria, these metastases and 1% of distant metastases in 102 patients tumors are not expected to show molecular alterations V600E with ‘‘noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papil- associated with classic PTC, such as BRAF muta- lary-like nuclear features’’ (NIFTP). It is important to point tions.’’ This initial expectation has also not been conﬁrmed out that these results were found even using a more rig- in some series [3, 4]. orous diagnostic criterion, i.e., the absence  and not \ We believe that, if NIFTP was considered low-risk 1% of papillae . The expertise of the pathologists who ‘‘cancer’’ as proposed by Parente et al.  and other authors revised the histology slides is known and there is no reason [3, 5], the name change recommended by Nikiforov et al.  to question the
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