TECHNIQUES FOR TOTS
Treatment of Hypergranulation Tissue with High Potency Topical Corticosteroids in Children
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 675–678, September/October 2012
How to Cite
McShane, D. B. and Bellet, J. S. (2012), Treatment of Hypergranulation Tissue with High Potency Topical Corticosteroids in Children. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 675–678. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01724.x
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2012
Abstract: Hypergranulation is having more granulation tissue than needed to fill a wound defect. Some pediatric dermatologists and most dermatologic surgeons will encounter this complication during their careers. Associated factors include wound site, prolonged inflammation, an imbalance in matrix metalloproteinases, and excessive angiogenesis. Reported treatments have included silver nitrate, excision, laser ablation, and topical corticosteroids. Our case series supports the use of medium- to high-potency topical corticosteroids in the treatment of hypergranulation tissue.