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A further addition to the debate about radiation for keloids has been provided by a dermatology team from Florida, USA. They have undertaken a case series on patients with large keloids that have been intransigent to other treatments. After first removing the keloid surgically, they undertook three treatments with radiation on consecutive days. Each radiation treatment was quite superficial and low dose compared to previous radiation treatments for keloids. The aim was to reduce high radiation exposure which can damage the surrounding skin. The long term benefit was to reduce the risk of malignant change in the keloid and surrounding tissue. The group found that there was a recurrence rate of less than 10% at one year. ...

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