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#ChestWallKeloids should not be treated with #radiationTherapy, as radiation imposes an unacceptable risk of causing cancers or damage to the heart or thyroid gland. The patient below had surgery followed by radiation therapy to the #keloid in her upper chest, lower neck area. The treatment not only did not help her, but resulted in recurrence of a worse keloid. Radiation therapy also caused a permanent damage to her #thyroidGland, made her #hypothyroid. She will have to take thyroid supplement medications for rest of her life. http://ow.ly/HTNhv

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Treatment for #Shoulderkeloids has to be planned very carefully. General principles of #keloidTreatment apply to these #keloids as well. With very high rate of recurrence and risk of worsening of keloids #afterSurgery, I favor #medicalTreatment for these #keloids and #avoidSurgery and #radiationTherapy all together. http://ow.ly/HTMLV

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This video demonstrates application of #cryotherapy to a very #largeKeloid in the chest wall. This #keloid come off about two months after treatment. A year later, the patient had a small residual keloid at the site. Most #keloids require several treatments to become flat. http://ow.ly/HTMqH

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After the application of the first cryo treatment, earlobe keloids become significantly smaller and less noticeable. Most patients require between 2-3 treatments to achieve excellent results. The video below demonstrates how Cryotherapy applied to earlobe keloids. http://ow.ly/HTI96

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#KeloidDisorder has a fascinating and very diverse phenotype. The disorder can present itself either as a single small spot on the skin of the affected individual, or it can involve several areas of the skin. In some cases, presentation is limited to one or a few #smallLesions of the skin, either round or linear; in other cases, #keloidLesions can appear as #largeNodules, a conglomerate of nodules, massive #skinTumors, or as very #largeKeloid patches. Although #benign, #keloid can cause major aesthetic, and at time functional problems, all of which pose significant negative impact on the individual's quality of the life. http://ow.ly/HTHEH

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Shoulders area is a common location for #keloidFormation. #ShoulderKeloids may be triggered by wounding of the skin, #acne and other #skinInfections, or surgery. Perhaps pressure of the straps of heavy bags may also contribute to the wounding of the shoulder skin and trigger #keloidFormation. The size and shape of #shoulderWallKeloids vary from patient to patients. Some patients only have few very #smallKeloids on their shoulder; others may have numerous keloid spots or large and #massiveKeloids on their shoulder. http://ow.ly/HTH4C

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The size and shape of #chestWallLesions vary from patient to patients. Some patients only have one very small spot on their #chestWall; while others may have numerous spots. Chest wall #keloids tend to be thicker in #AfricanAmericans, and thinner and more flat in individuals with light color skin. They tend to be irritated, itch or even become painful. Exercise, running, sweating can result in temporary expansion and enlargement these #keloids and make them more symptomatic. http://ow.ly/HTGAl

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#ChestWall is the most common location for development of #keloids. The triggering factor is often wounding of the skin, #acne and other #skinInfections or #surgery. The keloid shown below was triggered by a minor wounding of the skin from a sharp object injuring the skin. Surgery always results in worsening of the chest lesions. Best treatment option for cases like this are #Steroid or #chemotherapy injections and #cryotherapy. In the case depicted below, the original #lesion was removed surgically, which lead to formation of a much #largerLesion at the site of surgery. http://ow.ly/HTGoL

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#Surgery is commonly used method of removing #earlobeKeloids, but this often results in re-growth of keloid. #Surgery is usually supplemented with injection of #steroids at the #keloid site.

Surgery can at times be #counterproductive, specially in patients who have a strong family history of keloids, and also those who have other keloids on their skin. In such cases, removing one keloid; results in formation of another one, and at time #biggerKeloids form at the site of surgery. http://ow.ly/HTGaO
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