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Table 3 Characteristics of studied children with clinically suspected appendicitis

From: Role of clinical judgment and tissue harmonic imaging ultrasonography in diagnosis of paediatric acute appendicitis

Character Number (%)
Age (months)  
   Minimum-maximum (mean ± SD) 18-203 (140.63 ± 25.923)
Gender  
   Male 159 (60.0%)
   Female 106 (40.0%)
Referring site  
   None (parent decision) 229 (86.4%)
   Health establishment (Pediatrician) 36 (13.6%)
Duration of symptoms before admission (hours)  
   Minimum-maximum (mean ± SD) 6-48 (23.15 ± 11.182)
MCPGS*  
   Minimum-maximum (mean ± SD) 1-22 (11.54 ± 6.113)
Final Outcome  
   No surgery 78 (29.4%)
   Appendectomy with negative histopathology 8 (3.0%)
   Appendectomy with positive histopathology 179 (67.6%)
  1. MCPGS = Modified Clinical Practice Guideline Score