SDÜ Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 22, Sayı 4 (2015)

A CASE OF HUGE KELOİD AT THE CHEEK

Salim Yüce, Kerem Polat, Emine Elif Altuntaş, Suphi Müderris, Abuzer Bekar

Özet


Keloids and hypertrophic scar tissues result from excessive collagen deposition. The cause of deposition is not known yet, and it usually develops after healing of a skin injury. These tissues are frequently formed at the border of normal tissue and wound after traumas like piercing, burning, etc. They usually do not regress spontaneously and tend to recur after excision. Treatment methods of keloids include both surgical and nonsurgical methods. The follow-up period of at least one year is necessary to fully evaluate the effectiveness of therapy. The patient underwent surgery on his cheek mass were followed. This case is presented for its interesting appearance and location with a literature review.

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