John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


The treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids Volume 8, numéro 8, December 1998

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
  • Page(s) : 591-6
  • Année de parution : 1999

Keloids are proliferative dermal growths that develop after skin injury. Unlike hypertrophic scars, the scar tissue extends beyond the borders of the original wound. The first description of keloids was offered in the Smyth papyrus on surgical techniques in Egypt 1700 BC [1]. Subsequently, Alibert in 1806 used the term "cheloide", derived from the Greek "chele" or crab claw to describe the lateral growth of tissue into normal skin [...]