Hypertrophic scars and keloids

Academic Article


  • Excessive scarring caused by pathologically overabundant collagen deposition is a problem known by all surgeons. Complications to wound healing, such as hypertrophic scars and keloids, can lead to an aesthetically unacceptable result or even lead to anatomic dysfunction. An overwhelming amount of hypotheses concerning treatment of these problems is available. There seems to be no absolutely effective treatment for hypertrophic scars and keloids and the number of treatment modalities illustrate the lack of understanding concerning this kind of pathologic scar healing. Most studies reported have not been well controlled and have produced conflicting results.
  • Pubmed Id

  • 21874186
  • Author List

  • Haverstock BD
  • Start Page

  • 147
  • End Page

  • 159
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 1