Papers of The 1st Japan Scar Workshop

14. Recurrence of Keloids After Surgical Excision Followed by Electron Beam Irradiation

Shimizu F, Sato H, Kato A, Taneda H
Department of plastic surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan

A 21 year-old woman presented with a recurred keloid on her chest in June 2005. She had undergone surgical excision and electron beam irradiation for keloid on her chest 5 years earlier. A total dose of 30 Gy in 15 fractions was administered over a period of 3 weeks. The recurred keloid was rectangular in shape and 3 by 8 cm in size, which was the exact position, shape and size of the area of the previous radiation. Therefore, chronic dermatitis after high-dose radiation was suspected to be a cause of the keloid recurrence.
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