The management of keloids: Hands-on versus hands-off

James Studdiford, Amber Stonehouse, Marc Altshuler, Elliot Rinzler

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Abstract

Keloids are benign fibrous growths that appear in scar tissue. The lesions can be severely disfiguring and early recognition of genetic lesions is crucial. This case report outlines and reviews the important management strategies for these lesions and the requirement for extensive counseling for the patient and their family. Many potential medical and surgical interventions exist. Unfortunately, these lesions tend to recur and overall outcomes remain poor. Given patient susceptibility to disfiguring results, surgical intervention should be used with extreme caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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