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Keloid

^ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/EFO_0004212


A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar resulting from formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the dermis during connective tissue repair. It is differentiated from a hypertrophic scar ( CICATRIX, HYPERTROPHIC) in that the former does not spread to surrounding tissues.

Synonyms: keloids

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