The Intraoperative Production of Rubber Earrings for Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Keloids in the Earlobe: A Series of Cases
Introduction: Keloids are benign skin tumors caused by changes in the wound healing process. There are various therapeutic options available and the combination of techniques is commonly used.
Conclusion: Five patients underwent a combined treatment of surgical resection of a keloid in the earlobe with subsequent placement of a pressure earring and were evaluated using sterile plungers of 5 mL syringes. The procedures were performed at Jean Bitar Hospital in the state of Pará from 2019 to 2020. No local recurrence was observed. The earring production was considered low cost, easily reproducible, good aesthetic appearance, and good tolerability.
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