Rare horn grows on 91-year-old woman's arm in Taiwan; doctor shares pic

Rare horn grows on 91-year-old woman's arm in Taiwan; doctor shares pic

A 91-year-old grandmother, from Changhua in Taiwan, has an ultra-rare "fairy" horn growing on her arm, measuring seven centimetres in length and four centimetres in width.

An elderly woman from Taiwan has an ultra-rare "fairy" horn growing on her arm. The horn measures seven centimetres in length and is four centimetres wide.

The so-called horn has been dubbed a "referral form from [the] Immortal Realm" in Taiwanese media.

The unnamed 91-year-old pensioner, from the city of Changhua, is being treated in the city's Xiuchuan Hospital for the disease.

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The appendage is known as a cutaneous horn, a hard conical projection from the skin, made of compact keratin.

The medical team noted that the patient had no history of sexually transmitted infections and was not taking any medication.

When the woman visited the doctor, the horn was wrapped in gauze.

The doctor was fascinated by the horn as they are "related to fantasy stories such as devils and magic in history", local media reported.

Earlier, a Chinese man developed a two-inch-long 'horn' on the tip of his penis. The 43-year-old man sought medical help after sprouting the 'hard' and 'yellowish-brown' growth on his private part.

Doctors had chopped off a similar mass three years earlier, when it was the size of a grain of rice.

However, the mass regrew, reaching 5.5 centimetres by 3 centimetres in size.

Medics chopped off the horn, which was cancerous. The patient has fully recovered, with the procedure successfully clearing him of the horn and cancer.

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