Pathological Scars

No one like cuts unless they’re cold cuts of meat. Even then, it’s only if they’re free and accompanied by a cheese platter.

After all, cuts lead to scarring.

Scarring can lead to recovery; time heals some wounds, while medicine and surgery handle the rest. However, there are risks involved with that.

Just as there’s such a thing as too much scarring, it’s possible to have too much healing.

Hypertrophic scar

  • Confined to original wound
  • Memory aid: held in to the injury

Keloid scar

  • Extends beyond borders of original wound
  • Memory aid: travels kilometres outside the injury


  1. Medicine Hack. (2017). Differences between hypertrophic scar and keloid scar. [online] Available at: [Accessed 25 Dec. 2017].

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