A man from Madhya Pradesh grew a 4-inch horn on his head following an injury has now been removed after surgery. A 74-year old man from Rahli village of Madhya Pradesh after an injury, a horn started growing in 2014.
Daily Mail reports that Shyam Lal Yadav had been getting the growth shaven down by his barber for five years. Now, surgeon Vishal Gajbhiye along with other Neurosurgeons at the Bhagyoday Tirth Hospital in Sagar were able to successfully remove the horn.
He said to The Sun, "Around five years ago the patient had hurt his head after which a lump started growing.
"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 at Sagar. In medical terms, this type of rare growth is called sebaceous horn (devil's horn)."
"The sebaceous horns are predominantly benign lesions however the possibility of malignant potential should always be kept in mind.
"Treatments vary, but they can include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy."