, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 153-158

Treatment of keloid scars by combined cryosurgery and intralesional corticosteroids

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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.