Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 153–158 | Cite as

Treatment of keloid scars by combined cryosurgery and intralesional corticosteroids

  • B. Hirshowitz
  • D. Lerner
  • A. R. Moscona
Article

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Hirshowitz
    • 1
  • D. Lerner
    • 1
  • A. R. Moscona
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryRambam Medical Center, Technion-Faculty of MedicineHaifaIsrael

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