European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 269, Issue 2, pp 419–423 | Cite as

Management of ear lobule keloids using 980-nm diode laser

  • Ahmed Nazmi KassabEmail author
  • Ahmed El Kharbotly


The objective of the study was to evaluate the 980-nm diode laser in conjunction with corticosteroids in the treatment of ear lobule keloids. Several methods have been described for the treatment of keloid scars, but none of them have been 100% successful. Advances in laser techniques have enabled surgeons to define the most appropriate lasers for use in the treatment of different scar types. The diode laser pulses are delivered interstitially in a single repeated mode in non-overlapping sites using a bare optical fiber, followed by intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection. The number of sessions varies between two to five for the management of more than 75% of keloid size, with a total success rate of 75% and no recurrence in the follow-up of 12 months. The technique used proved to be effective in the treatment of ear lobule keloids.


Ear lobule keloids 980-nm diode laser Triamcinolone acetonide 


Conflict of interest

We hereby declare that we have no conflict of interest or any financial relationship with any organization that sponsored the research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Department of Medical Laser ApplicationsNational Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo UniversityCairoEgypt

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