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Can keloid spread to the near by tissues?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Keloids can grow but are limited to skin and soft tissue.

In brief: Yes
Keloids can grow but are limited to skin and soft tissue.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Will enlarge
Me, kids have a tendency to become larger but they do not metastasize.

In brief: Will enlarge
Me, kids have a tendency to become larger but they do not metastasize.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Local spread
The definition of a keloid is overgrowth of the scar tissue into the surrounding tissue over the boundaries of the scar. Different from a hypertrophic scar which is simply a thickened scar, remaining within the boundaries of the original scar. It can continue to grow, see my answers in how to treat safely and without stimulating further growth.
Mostly do not allow anyone to cut it, without a plan.

In brief: Local spread
The definition of a keloid is overgrowth of the scar tissue into the surrounding tissue over the boundaries of the scar. Different from a hypertrophic scar which is simply a thickened scar, remaining within the boundaries of the original scar. It can continue to grow, see my answers in how to treat safely and without stimulating further growth.
Mostly do not allow anyone to cut it, without a plan.
Dr. John Walker
Dr. John Walker
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