How does the prevalence of pectus excavatum vary by race?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Andre Hebra, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Pectus excavatum appears to be most prevalent in whites. Unfortunately, no specific data are available regarding racial distribution; however, clinical observation indicates that treating pectus excavatum in African Americans is unusual.


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