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Background and Objectives: Differences in morphology of auricular keloids possibly contribute to distinct results of treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical characteristics of the auricular keloids according to the modified Chang-Park classification and to compare the results of treatment including recurrence rate between the subgroups. Subjects and Methods: Clinical data of 15 patients of auricular keloids were retrospectively reviewed. The keloids were classified according to modified Chang-Park classification. Clinical characteristics, the presence of recurrence, and the duration required for the recurrence were compared. Results: Eight out of 15 patients (53.3%) were single sessile type (type II), followed by 4 patients of pedunculated type, 1 patient of multiple sessile type, 1 patient of buried type, and 1 patient of mixed type, respectively. Recurrent keloids after previous surgeries were noted in 7 out of 15 patients and most of them (6 of 7, 85.7%) were sessile type. Three patients who underwent surgery at our department showed recurrence. Conclusions: The classification of auricular keloids according to morphologic patterns can assist surgeons in choosing the appropriate management.