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I honestly never knew there was such a thing as this and when I say this, I’m talking about humans with horns. Horns are actually called “cutaneous horns”. Cutaneous horns, also known as cornu cutaneum, refers to a specific appearance of a skin lesion in which a cone-shaped protuberance arises on the skin caused by overgrowth of the most superficial layer of skin (epidermis).
In lamming terms, there like tumors that grow on the outside of the skin.These horns are formed by a build-up of keratin, which is also known as hyperkeratosis. Keratin is the same substance that forms our fingernails. Most horns are benign; however, a small percentage of cutaneous horns are either precancerous or malignant at their base, at the skin’s surface. Lighter skinned people between the ages of 60 and 70 are more likely to develop hyperkeratosis.Cutaneous horns are not usually painful, but they can become painful at their base. Because cutaneous horns grow out from the skin, they can be easily bumped. When these horns are bumped, trauma to the skin can result in a lesion.
Most cases of these conical tumors are noncancerous, but squamous cell carcinoma is present in about 20 percent of the people having these horns. Cutaneous horns can be removed with surgery, but the underlying cause for them may need to be identified and treated. Cryosurgery can be done which destroys the different types of hyperkeratosis. If the horns are not cancerous, surgical removal of the horn from the base of the skin is usually all that is needed.
Now, its time a visual aid! Check this video out of a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY old woman with this condition: