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Winter 2005, Vol. 13 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2005) 13, 210-212


Pearls in Dermatology

How I perform intralesional excision of a small keloid

WYM Tang 鄧旭明 and C Wong 黃秀娟

Abstract
Keloid is a common condition encountered in dermatologic practice. Other than cosmetic concern, it can be very symptomatic and causes significant disturbance to the patient. Intalesional excision for small keloids can be effective and performed as an office procedure. The incisions are made within the confine of a keloid, followed by "evacuation" of keloidal tissue and simple suturing. To enhance efficacy, postoperative adjunct treatments can be given.