Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Saws Off His Horn

"I feel ya bro."

"Li Zhibing, 62-year-old resident of Shiyan, Hubei Province, explained friends use a saw to help him cut the horn to a nub twice a year, or else his neck becomes swollen and runs a fever if it grows too long.

Although it is unclear what is causing Li’s growth, it resembles a cutaneous horn.

These horn-shaped protrusions are in fact concentrated deposits of keratin, or the protein that promotes hair and nail growth. Though they usually develop in adults over 55 years old, large protrusions such as Li’s are rare."



Dr. Theda said...

Had mine removed... After so many years it began to grow larger (was small lump most of my life) Turned out to be a tumor that was removed...

David said...

Oh damn! This guys was made out of the same stuff fingernails are made of at least. There are several examples of these - I think I even posted a couple before, it's hard to keep track after 1,000 stories or so, lol.