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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-171

Easing the excision of earlobe keloid


Department of Dermatology, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
B R Harish Prasad
Vitals Klinic, 8th Main, 7th Cross, BTM Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_122_16

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Earlobe keloids are commonly encountered in this era where ear piercing is routine in various traditions. Various medical and surgical methods have been tried for its management. Surgically, fillet flap surgery has better acceptability worldwide. Various difficulties are faced during keloid excision, and we hereby describe few innovative modifications (use of needle, hydrodissection, pressure dressing, bolster button) using cost-effective and simple materials (needles, dynaplast, buttons) to ease the excision of keloids. These have easy adaptability and also reduce the recurrence rate of earlobe keloids.


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