Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tumorlike

Challenge: This happened after an ear piercing. What is it?

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

keloid scar

Suheil said...

Keloid

Craig Chen said...

exactly right
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Tumorlike

Keloid is tumorlike in Greek. Keloids are benign fibrous growths in scar tissue due to altered wound healing. They may be asymptomatic, pruritic, tender, or painful. They are most commonly on the ears, neck, jaw, presternal chest, shoulders, upper back.

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