KTP/532 laser excision of trichoepithelioma of the ear

  • S. K. Kaluskar
Clinical Reports


A rare case of trichoepithelioma of the external ear is presented Conventional excision with cold instruments is likely to result in excessive bleeding increased post-operative morbidity and scar tissue. This case was treated with KTP/532 laser excision almost bloodlessly with practically no post-operative morbidity and unimimal scar tissue.

Key Words

Trichoepithelioma KTP/532 laser 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ORLTyrone County HospitalOmaghN. Ireland

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