How prevalent is pectus excavatum globally?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Andre Hebra, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Answer

Although limited data are available, international frequency is probably the same as that reported in the United States. However, in certain countries (eg, Argentina), pectus carinatum is more common than pectus excavatum.


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