Mesenteric masses refer to tumors or abnormal growths that develop in the mesentery, a thin tissue layer that attaches the intestines to the abdominal wall. Recent medical studies have indicated that certain ethnic groups may be more predisposed to developing mesenteric masses than others. Understanding these variations in prevalence can help healthcare providers provide targeted care and early detection for patients belonging to these ethnic backgrounds.

To explore this topic further, researchers conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of existing data on mesenteric masses across various ethnic groups. They analyzed the available studies and compared the prevalence of mesenteric masses among different ethnicities. The table below summarizes the findings of this meta-analysis.

Ethnic Group Prevalence of Mesenteric Masses (%)
African American 5.2
Asian 7.8
Caucasian 4.3
Hispanic/Latino 6.5
Native American 3.1

According to the analyzed data, individuals of Asian descent appear to have the highest prevalence of mesenteric masses, with a rate of 7.8%. Hispanic/Latino individuals followed closely behind with a prevalence rate of 6.5%, while African Americans had a rate of 5.2%. Caucasians and Native Americans displayed lower rates at 4.3% and 3.1%, respectively.

It’s important to note that these percentages represent overall prevalence and should not be used to correlate mesenteric masses solely with ethnicity. Multiple factors such as genetic predisposition, environment, lifestyle, and access to healthcare may influence the development and detection of mesenteric masses. Further research is needed to explore the underlying causes and risk factors associated with these variations among different ethnic groups.