Daily Archives: March 11, 2010

Cutaneous Horn Pops Up Incoveniently On Forehead

Chinese grandmother grows ‘devil’ horns, family now getting worried.  Metro UK. 

A 101-year-old woman in China has surprised her relatives after growing a 6 centimetre-long horn from her forehead – and it looks like another one may be sprouting on the other side of her head.

The cutaneous horn is actually an accumulation of keratin cells.  Just like those cells that make fingernails.  Not entirely uncommon.  More images here and here.  Nothing demonic about it at all.  A little light and an area ripe for skin cell build-up plus time, and voila, a skin horn.  Can be shaved off carefully.  Painless.

Image courtesy of http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/816631-chinese-grandmother-grows-devil-horns-family-now-getting-worried.