Mucous filaments appear as thin threadlike structures crossing the colonic lumen or lying upon one or more semicircular folds. They can occur after a preparation without or with faecal tagging. In the latter case these filaments can be tagged or non-tagged. They can changed in shape with dual positioning. However they may simulate the stalk of a polyp. It is important not to misinterpret it as a polyp and vice versa. In the latter case they are not connected to the head of a polyp. However sometimes the mucous filament is attached to a semicircular fold simulating the head of a polyp on 2D images (Fig. 4.17). Care has to be taken not to misinterpret a polyp with a thin stalk as a mucous filament (Fig 4.18).
Was this article helpful?
Stop The Pain. Manage Your Diverticular Disease And Live A Pain Free Life. No Pain, No Fear, Full Control Normal Life Again. Diverticular Disease can stop you from doing all the things you love. Seeing friends, playing with the kids... even trying to watch your favorite television shows.