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Table 1 Clinical, imaging, operative and histopathological characteristics of 45 children with Meckel’s diverticulum

From: Value of sonographic pseudogestational sac sign in the diagnosis of Meckel diverticulum in children presenting with bleeding per rectum: a 15-year prospective study

Patient characteristics signs and symptoms Mean ± SD
(n = 45) n (%)
Age (years) 2.3 ± 2.0
≤ 2 27 (60)
> 2 18 (40)
Sex  
Male 37 (82.2)
Female 8 (17.8)
Frank rectal bleeding 23 (51.1)
Bright red stool 15 (33.3)
Dark red or black stool 7 (15.6)
Abdominal pain 31 (68.9)
Vomiting 5 (11.1)
Ultrasound features (n = 45)  
Pseudogestational sac sign present 41 (91.1)
Pseudogestational sac sign absent 4 (8.9)
Nuclear study (n = 27)  
Positive 25 (92.6)
Negative 2 (7.4)
Surgery (n = 45)  
Laparoscopic 43 (95.6)
Open 2 (4.4)
Histopathology (n = 45)  
Gastric heterotopia 36 (80)
Pancreatic heterotopia 2 (4.4)
Gastric and pancreatic heterotopia 3 (6.7)
Gastric and duodenal heterotopia 1 (2.2)
No heterotopia 3 (6.7)