Keloid Formation due to Repetitive Mammographies

Tim Pruimboom*, Marc R. Scheltinga

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A keloid is the result of an abnormal wound healing response to a variety of skin injuries, characterized by a well-circumscribed, firm, irregular, mildly tender, and pink to purple hyperpigmented lump with a glossy surface. The present case reports on excessive formation of keloid due to repetitive mammographies causing symptomatic, cosmetically disturbing symptoms. (c) 2018 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Keloid
  • Scars
  • Chest
  • Adult
  • Compression
  • Mammography

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