Terms and Data Collection

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Hypertrophic Scars

This is when incision areas get red, swell and become hard. This may be accompanied by itching and pain. Symptoms often begin to appear after one to three months after surgery.


This is a condition that spreads outside the of the affected area after the incision area has become a hypertrophic scar. It is caused by the overproduction of collagen continuing even after the wound has healed. As it progresses it can cause extreme pain even when not doing anything.


This is a type of protein. After incisions the body actively produces this protein to enable the wound to heal. Normally, when incisions close the amount of the protein decreases.

Laparoscopic Surgery

A surgery using an special endoscope called a laparoscope to observe the inside of the abdominal cavity. This requires a few small incisions of about 5mm to 1cm in size in the abdomen. This method is used to detect uterine fibroid, stomach or colon cancer and gallstones.


This is the generic name for the product made using the raw material silicon. Generally it is used with “silicon products”, but more correctly “silicone products”

Annual Trends of Cesarean Sections

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare 2014, Medical Facilities (Static/Dynamic) Survey: Outline of Hospital Reports of Medical Treatments, Table 20 of Annual Delivery Number Trends.

Follow up survey following cesarean sections.
Incidences of Hypertrophic Scarring/ Keloid

Incidences of Hypertrophic Scarring/ Keloid