Management of external ear keloids using form-pressure therapy

C. Chrisostomidis, P. Konofaos, G. Chrisostomidis, A. Vasilopoulou, D. Dimitroulis, M. Frangoulis, O. Papadopoulos

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Abstract

Keloids are a frequent finding after physical trauma. Keloids of the pinna (helix and antihelix) as a complication of ear-piercing are the most difficult cases. Clinicians have tended to avoid the surgical approach, preferring local conservative treatment with corticosteroids or other treatments. We report use of intrakeloid resection and a form-pressure device to treat pinna keloids and avoid recurrence. The purpose is to maintain the form of the folds of the pinna. The recommendation for this therapy is to maintain the pressure at 24-30 mmHg, and the duration of the form-pressure therapy in our patients was about 25 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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External Ear
Keloid
Pressure
Body Piercing
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Therapeutics
Recurrence
Equipment and Supplies
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Dermatology

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Chrisostomidis, C., Konofaos, P., Chrisostomidis, G., Vasilopoulou, A., Dimitroulis, D., Frangoulis, M., & Papadopoulos, O. (2008). Management of external ear keloids using form-pressure therapy. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 33(3), 273-275. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2007.02620.x

Management of external ear keloids using form-pressure therapy. / Chrisostomidis, C.; Konofaos, P.; Chrisostomidis, G.; Vasilopoulou, A.; Dimitroulis, D.; Frangoulis, M.; Papadopoulos, O.

In: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 01.05.2008, p. 273-275.

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Chrisostomidis, C, Konofaos, P, Chrisostomidis, G, Vasilopoulou, A, Dimitroulis, D, Frangoulis, M & Papadopoulos, O 2008, 'Management of external ear keloids using form-pressure therapy', Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 273-275. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2007.02620.x
Chrisostomidis C, Konofaos P, Chrisostomidis G, Vasilopoulou A, Dimitroulis D, Frangoulis M et al. Management of external ear keloids using form-pressure therapy. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 2008 May 1;33(3):273-275. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2007.02620.x
Chrisostomidis, C. ; Konofaos, P. ; Chrisostomidis, G. ; Vasilopoulou, A. ; Dimitroulis, D. ; Frangoulis, M. ; Papadopoulos, O. / Management of external ear keloids using form-pressure therapy. In: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 273-275.
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