Background: Several options are described to treat keloid scars, none of them being 100% successful. Radiotherapy is suggested to have the most significant effect on recurrence rate. Objectives: The aim of the study is to confirm the effectiveness of iridium brachytherapy combined with surgery and to evaluate patient satisfaction. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 24 patients with 30 keloids, treated by surgical excision and iridium 192 high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. Results: We observed a significant difference in scar thickness before and after the treatment (P failed.
|Journal||Annals of Plastic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2007|
De Lorenzi, F., Tielemans, H. J., van der Hulst, R. R. W. J., Rhemrev, R., Nieman, F. H. M., Lutgens, L. C., & Boeckx, W. D. (2007). Is the Treatment of Keloid Scars Still a Challenge in 2006? Annals of Plastic Surgery, 58(2), 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.sap.0000237761.52586.f9