Man Gets Bumped And Grows 4-Inch Devil Horn From His Head

Shyam Lal Yadav, a 74-year-old from Madhya Pradesh, India, had an unusual medical condition: a large, horn-like growth on his head. This growth started after a head injury in 2014. Initially, he trimmed it without discomfort, but it eventually hardened, prompting him to seek medical help.

Doctors diagnosed the growth as a sebaceous horn, made of compacted keratin, the same protein found in skin, hair, nails, and animal horns. This rare condition is more common in older people and in areas exposed to sunlight.

Dr. Vishal Gajbhiye, the surgeon, explained: “Initially, he ignored it as it did not cause any discomfort. Also, he got the growth cut by the local barber. But, when the lump hardened and started growing further, he approached the hospital.”

Sebaceous horns are usually benign, but there’s always a risk of malignancy. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Yadav’s horn was removed with a sterile razor, and the wound was successfully grafted with skin.

After a 10-day hospital stay, Yadav returned home. A biopsy confirmed the growth was harmless.

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