Korean J Dermatol.  2016 Jan;54(1):52-55.

Intralesional Cryosurgery for the Treatment of Earlobe Keloid

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea. terios92@hanmail.net
  • 2Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Keloids are benign cutaneous lesions that result from excessive collagen synthesis and deposition. Earlobe keloids are commonly seen as a complication of earlobe piercing and infection. Many different treatment modalities are available; however, therapeutic results are often unsatisfactory. Cryosurgery either used as monotherapy or in combination has been used successfully. However, keloids may require multiple sessions to achieve significant improvement and have a high rate of recurrence. Compared to conventional cryosurgery, intralesional cryosurgery has advantages of proper freezing of the deep layer of the lesion and a less harmful effect on the superficial layers. Herein, we present three cases of earlobe keloid effectively treated with intralesional cryosurgery.

Keyword

Cryosurgery; Earlobe; Intralesional; Keloid

MeSH Terms

Collagen
Cryosurgery*
Freezing
Keloid*
Recurrence
Collagen
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