[Skip to Navigation]
August 1946


Arch Otolaryngol. 1946;44(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/archotol.1946.00680060229011

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


THE TENDENCY of the skin of Negroes to form keloids following wounds is well known.

The following case is reported, first because it shows the formation of rather large recurring keloids following the simple procedure of piercing the ear lobes for the insertion of ear rings, and second because recurrence was apparently prevented by the use of roentgen rays.

REPORT OF A CASE  A Negro woman aged 33 presented herself at the outpatient department of the Henry Ford Hospital on Feb. 2, 1943. She stated that in 1933 her ear lobes had been pierced for the insertion of ear rings. A suture had been left ineach wound. Four weeks after the operation the suture had been removed and ear rings inserted. Four weeks after insertion of the ear rings bilateral keloids began to form. In 1938 bilateral keloids as large as small black walnuts had been removed. Recurrence

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
Add or change institution