Keloid

Etiology

  • Prominent/raised scar tissue that forms at site of injury/trauma, surgery

Risk Factors

  • Black individuals
  • Prior history of keloids

Symptoms

  • Sometimes itch, though usually asymptomatic
  • Draw attention by appearance and growth
  • Can occur immediately after injury or develop over months

Physical Exam Findings

  • Heaped up, firm tissue at site of prior injury/trauma
  • Variable in size and shape
  • No inflammatory features