Papers of The 6th Japan Scar Workshop

10. Thirteen Cases of Multiple Piercing-Induced Auricular Keloids

Mitsuhiro Yamamoto1, Masayuki Miyata2
1:Yamamoto Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Niigata, Japan
2:Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Japan

Recently, it has become common to perform many piercings to one auricle, and the rate of keloids induced by piercing is increasing.
Thirteen cases, which were followed for over 8 months and received postoperative treatments of steroid injections and continuous pressure earring, were selected for this study. Subjects ranged in age from 16 to 36 years with a mean age of 21.3 years, and included 4 males and 10 females. The observation periods ranged from 6 to 24 months with an average period of 13.0 months.
Although no recurrence has been observed, for one case, ongoing postoperative treatments have been continued for 24 months. Surgical removal of multiple keloids with postoperative treatments is effective but requires a follow-up period that is longer than that required for a single keloid.
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