Treatment response of keloidal and hypertrophic sternotomy scars: comparison among intralesional corticosteroid, 5-fluorouracil, and 585-nm flashlamp-pumped pulsed-dye laser treatments.

@article{Manuskiatti2002TreatmentRO,
  title={Treatment response of keloidal and hypertrophic sternotomy scars: comparison among intralesional corticosteroid, 5-fluorouracil, and 585-nm flashlamp-pumped pulsed-dye laser treatments.},
  author={Woraphong Manuskiatti and Richard E. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={138 9},
  pages={1149-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical response of keloidal and hypertrophic scars after treatment with intralesional corticosteroid alone or combined with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), 5-FU alone, and the 585-nm flashlamp-pumped pulsed-dye laser (PDL). DESIGN Prospective, paired-comparison, randomized controlled trial. SETTING A private ambulatory laser facility. PATIENTS Ten patients with previously untreated keloidal or hypertrophic median sternotomy scars at least 6 months after surgery that were… CONTINUE READING

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