Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Other tumors of skin

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 October 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed search: Keloid [title] skin

Cite this page: Keloid. website. Accessed October 25th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Abnormal fibroblast reaction to injury
  • Usually in people of African descent, often in earlobe
  • High rate of recurrence after excision
  • Corticosteroid injection
Clinical Images
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Breast skin, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

Micro Description
  • Wide bands of collagen with large, brightly eosinophilic, glassy fibers
  • Also parallel fibroblasts and myofibroblasts
  • Mucinous pools after steroid injection
Micro Images
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Courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

Molecular / Cytogenetics Description
Differential Diagnosis
  • Complication of acne
  • Hyperplastic scar
  • Keloidal dermatofibroma