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Meatoplasty keloid: a rare lesion treated with an unusual surgical approach

  • N P Shine (a1) and K Lew (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215106000764
  • Published online: 14 March 2006
Abstract

Keloid scarring is a benign hyperproliferation of fibrous tissue occurring at a wound healing site. Keloid formation related to the ear is generally the result of ear-piercing, mainly causing cosmetic disfigurement. We present an unusual case of keloid formation at a previous meatoplasty incision scar in a 10-year-old Caucasian with a modified radical mastoid cavity. This lesion prevented the cavity from self-cleaning and obstructed microscopic evaluation of the cavity. Treatment was successfully performed by surgical excision, with closure of the defect using supra-keloid skin flaps, followed by serial steroid injection therapy.

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Address for correspondence: Mr Neville P Shine, 5 Shem Court, St James Street, Cape Town 8001, Republic of South Africa. Fax: +27 21 4621898 E-mail: shiner1@eircom.net
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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology
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