Korean J Audiol.  2013 Apr;17(1):30-31. 10.7874/kja.2013.17.1.30.

Compound Nevus Occurring Near External Auditory Canal: Successful Treatment by CO2 Laser Abrasion

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. earpark@gmail.com


Melanocytic nevus is common pigmented skin tumor, but it has rare occurrence near the external auditory canal. A skin graft is required if a wide surgical excision is performed for the nevi occurring near the external auditory canal. A CO2 laser was considered to be a good alternative for the removal of melanocytic nevus in this area. We herein report a case of compound nevus occurring near the external auditory canal that was successfully treated by CO2 laser abrasion.


Melanocytic nevus; External auditory canal; Laser
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