Pronounced: KEE-loydEn Español (Spanish Version)
A keloid is an extra growth of scar tissue over a skin wound. It grows beyond the margins of the skin wound. A keloid can vary in size from one to several inches. They are not harmful to general health.
Keloids can occur anywhere but they are more common on:
- Upper back
- Back of scalp and neck
Last reviewedAugust 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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