Papers of The 2nd Japan Scar Workshop

20. A novel strategy to prevent scar keloids after obstetrical and gynecological operations

Mamiko Tosa1, Masahiro Murakami1, Itaru Iwakiri1, Hiroki Umezawa1, Hiko Hyakusoku2

1:Department of Plastic and Reconsrtructive Surgery, Nippon Medical school Musashikosugi Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan
2:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

The development of hypertrophic scars and keloids is an unsolved problem in the process of wound healing. Therefore, early treatment is important. However, patients with active keloids come to our department only several years after onset. To attempt to prevent this delay in diagnosis, we evaluated gynecological scars at one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year post-operation. At one month postoperation, we could classify scars into three groups: mature scar, hypertrophic scar, and an intermediary group. We performed early treatment and are going to observe whether this can prevent keloids.
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