Meatoplasty keloid: a rare lesion treated with an unusual surgical approach
Keloid scarring is a benign hyperproliferation of fibrous tissue occurring at a wound healing site. Keloid formation related to the ear is generally the result of ear-piercing, mainly causing cosmetic disfigurement. We present an unusual case of keloid formation at a previous meatoplasty incision scar in a 10-year-old Caucasian with a modified radical mastoid cavity. This lesion prevented the cavity from self-cleaning and obstructed microscopic evaluation of the cavity. Treatment was successfully performed by surgical excision, with closure of the defect using supra-keloid skin flaps, followed by serial steroid injection therapy.(Published Online March 14 2006)
(Accepted October 28 2005)
Key Words: Keloid; Ear Deformities, Acquired; Otologic Surgical Procedures.
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