Combined surgical excision and radiation therapy for keloid treatment.

  title={Combined surgical excision and radiation therapy for keloid treatment.},
  author={Sadanori Akita and Kozo Akino and Aya Yakabe and Toshifumi Imaizumi and Katsumi Tanaka and Kuniaki Anraku and Hiroki Yano and Akiyoshi Hirano},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={18 5},
Various methods have been attempted for the treatment and management of keloids; however, there is little satisfactory clinical evidence in long-term follow ups. Also, there is a preference for occurrence and recurrence in anatomic location. Usually anatomic locations with higher regional tension and more sebaceous glands are inclined toward pathogenesis. Thirty-eight keloids treated with combined surgical excision and postoperative irradiation, using electron beams with only a 10-mm opening by… CONTINUE READING


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