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Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Keloid Management: A Retrospective Case Review on a New Approach Using Surgical Excision, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Shyam Shah medical college Rewa MP

    Dr. Kapil Prajapati , Dr. Ajay Kuamr Pathak, Dr. Shiv Shakti Yadav, Dr. Siddharth Jain
    JCDR. 2023: 1620-1629


    The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of the authors’ combination therapy protocol for keloid treatment. Design: Retrospective. Setting: Plastic surgery office-based outpatient setting in Shyam shah medical college Rewa MP. Patients: Forty patients with 44 keloid scars requiring surgical excision. Interventions: Keloid scars were treated using surgical excision, platelet-rich plasma, and postoperative in-office superficial photon X-ray radiation therapy. Intralesional triamcinolone injections were administered once to 4 patients with poor results on scar scale assessment. Patient follow-up visits ranged from 3 to 11 months to assess for evidence of recurrence and adverse effects. Main outcome measure(S): For the purpose of this study, recurrence was defined as any sign of extraordinary erythema, induration, and hypertrophy beyond the site of excision. Main results: In the 16 keloids treated with 2 fractions, there was no evidence of recurrence. One of 25 keloids treated with 3 fractions demonstrated evidence of recurrence. One of 3 keloids treated with a single fraction displayed signs of recurrence. Postirradiation hyperpigmentation was noted in all patients. Conclusions: Surgical excision combined with platelet-rich plasma and postoperative in-office superficial radiation therapy achieved a 95.5% nonrecurrence rate at 1- to 3-month follow-up. This protocol appears to be a safe and viable option in the management of keloids and merits further randomized controlled study of its comparative efficacy.


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