The article on pediatric nuclear medicine by the Committee on Radiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Pediatrics 58:459, September 1976) had as its intention to update "the expanding role that radionuclide techniques have in the management of pediatric patients." It also noted the ideal properties of technetium 99m for imaging. It did not, however, include any mention of its use in the preoperative diagnosis of bleeding Meckel's diverticulum in children.

Rectal bleeding in children due to Meckel's diverticulum is not uncommon, it is often massive, and the failure of standard techniques to make this diagnosis is well known.

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