Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 153–158

Treatment of keloid scars by combined cryosurgery and intralesional corticosteroids

Authors

  • B. Hirshowitz
    • Department of Plastic SurgeryRambam Medical Center, Technion-Faculty of Medicine
  • D. Lerner
    • Department of Plastic SurgeryRambam Medical Center, Technion-Faculty of Medicine
  • A. R. Moscona
    • Department of Plastic SurgeryRambam Medical Center, Technion-Faculty of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01570635

Cite this article as:
Hirshowitz, B., Lerner, D. & Moscona, A.R. Aesth. Plast. Surg. (1982) 6: 153. doi:10.1007/BF01570635

Abstract

Fifty-eight patients with keloid scars were subjected to combined cryosurgery and intralesional corticosteroid therapy. Complete regression of the scars occurred in 41 patients. In 8 patients the scars improved, and there was no improvement in 9 patients. Keloid scars of the earlobes were the most responsive to treatment.

The possibility of differing biological activity of cryosurgery and corticosteroids complementing each other is postulated, and a combination of their respective actions may offer promise in treatment.

Key words

Cryosurgery Keloid scar Corticosteroids

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982