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Prevention and Management of Keloid Scars

Lutgendorf, Monica A. MD; Adriano, Elizabeth M. MD; Taylor, Bruce J. MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182255614
In the Trenches

Keloid scarring can be managed effectively with the use of surgical excision and adjuvant radiation therapy.

From the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Chief Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC, Clinical Investigation Program sponsored this study.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

Corresponding author: Monica A. Lutgendorf, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2011 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.