(Image source from: India Today)
In what can be considered a rare medical condition, an Indian man was putting up with a horn-like mount on his head for several years now. The structure was only getting bigger each passing day making him less distinct about the reason behind its cause.
Shyam Lal Yadav, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, could only call to mind that the structure on his head started to form on his skin just after he had a head injury several years ago. In the beginning, he used to cut it off by himself, every time it grows. But the mount continued to grow until and one day he made up his mind to visit a doctor.
Then, doctors revealed that Yadav was suffering from a rare disease that caused the devil’s horn to grow in his head.
According to a report by India Today, Yadav told that the doctors in his district at first could not identify what caused the structure to grow. He then visited a government hospital, where the surgeons said that Yadav was suffering from a Sebaceous Horn condition which is popularly known as Devil’s horn.
What is Sebaceous Horn?
Sebaceous Horn or Devil’s horn is a mysterious condition. It occurs on the sun-exposed areas of the face and hands or any part of the body. The disease consists of a kertain mound with a benign base in most cases and squamous cell carcinoma occurring in about 20 percent of patients, according to the United States Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Meanwhile, the 74-year-old Yadav is now rid of the horn-like structure after successful surgery and he is recovering. After the horn was removed, the surgeons had used the skin of the patient’s forehead to fill the gap.
Yadav’s rare case would be sent for publishing at the International Journal of Surgery.
By Sowmya Sangam