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What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Stable vs growing

An adhesion is a scar anywhere in the body (not just the skin) that physically causes two structures to become adherent and is a common cause for bowel obstruction.
They remin stable in size over time. Keloids are scars that have a tendency to grow over time and more likely occur on the skin.

In brief: Stable vs growing

An adhesion is a scar anywhere in the body (not just the skin) that physically causes two structures to become adherent and is a common cause for bowel obstruction.
They remin stable in size over time. Keloids are scars that have a tendency to grow over time and more likely occur on the skin.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: External

Keloid is external thickenig of skin.
An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.

In brief: External

Keloid is external thickenig of skin.
An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.
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