According to UNILAD, 74-year-old man Shyam Lal Yadav bumped his head 5 years ago and began to notice a strange growth on-top of his head. Shyam immediately had to seek help from a professional surgeon to treat the "devil horn" properly.
This strange medical phenomenon, often referred to as a ‘devil’s horn’, is technically called a sebaceous horn.
Dr Gajbhiye explained:
In medical terms this type of rare growth is called sebaceous horn (devil’s horn). As the horn is composed of keratin, the same material found in fingernails, the horn can usually be removed with a sterile razor.
However, the underlying condition will still need to be treated. 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.
The growths are most common between people aged between 60 and 70 years old.