Is the Treatment of Keloid Scars Still a Challenge in 2006?

F. De Lorenzi, H.J. Tielemans, R.R.W.J. van der Hulst, R. Rhemrev, F.H.M. Nieman, L.C. Lutgens, W.D. Boeckx

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-192
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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