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Title: Combined Treatment of Earlobe Keloids with Shaving, Cryosurgery, and Intralesional Steroid Injection: A 1-Year Follow-Up
Authors: CARETA, Mariana FigueiroaFORTES, Ana C.MESSINA, Maria CristinaMARUTA, Celina W.
Citation: DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, v.39, n.5, p.734-738, 2013
Abstract: Background Earlobe keloids are benign, fibrous proliferations that occur in predisposed persons at sites of cutaneous injury. No single best therapeutic modality is indicated. Objective To describe a 1-year follow-up of 12 patients with earlobe keloids treated by shaving followed by cryosurgery and intralesional injection of triamcinolone. Materials and Methods Twelve patients were treated with combined surgery and cryosurgery. Results After 1year, major response was observed in nine cases (75%) and moderate response in two cases (16%); one case had a relapse 5months after the surgery. Conclusion These results are highly encouraging because all patients showed improvement. Shaving associated with cryosurgery seems to be a useful treatment for large keloids scars.
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