Ear Keloid Removal and Steroid Injection

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This patient had a large keloid of the upper ear from a previous cartilage piercing. She also had several smaller keloids at other piercing sites in the cartilage and earlobe. The large keloid was removed in the office under local anesthesia. The resulting skin defect on the back of the ear was reconstructed with a bilobed flap. The surgical site and the other smaller keloids were injected serially with steroids. Photos were taken at 3 months after excision and two steroid injections. The skin inflammation and redness are significantly decreased after treatment.

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