Concurrent Multi-Modality Treatment of Keloids (CMTK) Not Manageable by Conventional Postoperative Radiotherapy


Objective: To design and test a treatment regimen which is clinically responsive, readily available, cost effective, and applicable especially to children and women of child bearing age. Design Setting: A prospective cohort study. Setting: Two major postgraduate teaching hospitals: one in Tripoli, Libya and the other in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Participants: Fifty-seven patients with 79 keloids, referred from Plastic Surgery Units between April 1996 and January 2005. Main Outcome Measure: Degree of flattening of the keloidal lesion and symptomatic recovery. Results: Result of treatment has been analyzed using unified set criteria. Seventy-seven percent of this cohort had complete response. 19% of cases had partial response, 50% acknowledged the treatment outcome had been “satisfactory” and 44% had an “acceptable” outcome. There was no significant acute or delayed reaction. Conclusion: The technique appears universally adaptable, cost effective, and can safely be prescribed for children and women of child-bearing age. In spite of prolonged treatment course, compliance was excellent.

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K. Malaker, M. Zaidi, M. Franka and T. Yafi, "Concurrent Multi-Modality Treatment of Keloids (CMTK) Not Manageable by Conventional Postoperative Radiotherapy," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2013, pp. 273-281. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.45048.

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