5. A questionnaire study on electron-beam irradiation and corticosteroid local injection treatment after keloid or hypertrophic scar excision
Masaki Ikeda1,2, Toshihiko Hayashi2, Naoki Murao2, Emi Funayama2, Akihiko Oyama2, Yuhei Yamamoto2
1:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kushiro Rosai Hospital
2:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
In 2012, Hayashi et al. reported a new uniform protocol of combined corticosteroid injections and ointment application after keloid or hypertrophic scar excision. We use this corticosteroid treatment as well as electron-beam irradiation for keloids and hypertrophic scars, depending on the situation.
In our hospital, from 2008 to 2011, 40 patients were treated with the combined corticosteroid protocol, and five were treated with electron-beam irradiation, after keloid or hypertrophic scar excision. We retrospectively determined why patients had chosen their treatment.