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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-53

The management of helical rim keloids with excision, split thickness skin graft and intralesional triamcinolone acetonide


Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

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Dr. Ibrahim Abdul Rasheed
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, PMB 06 Zaria, Kaduna, Postal code 810001
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.129981

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Keloids of the helical rim are disfiguring. A cosmetically acceptable reconstruction is difficult especially in moderate to large sized lesions because the helical rim is a 3-dimensional structure with curved and thin cartilage. We report our experience in the management of moderate (4-10 cm) and large (>10 cm) helical rim keloids in five patients. Six helical rim keloids were reconstructed. There were four moderate (4-10 cm) and two large (>10 cm) helical rim keloids. Four were on the right helix and two on the left helix. One patient had bilateral helical rim keloids. The follow-up period ranged from 6 months to 4 years. No secondary surgical revision was required to improve the contour of the reconstructed helical rim. The aesthetic results were satisfactory in all the patients.


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