Unfortunate Chinese man grows a horn on his penis

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 An unlucky Chinese man grew a horn on his penis

A 43-year-old Chinese man developed a horn the size of a matchbox at the tip of his penis.

The hard, yellowish-brown growth was the size of a grain of rice but grew to 5.5 cm 3 cm.

A 43-year-old man sought medical attention after developing a “hard” and "tawny" growth.

Doctors had already cut off a similar growth three years earlier, when it was the size of a grain of rice.

But since then it has grown back, reaching a size of 5.5 cm by 3 cm.

Surgeons in Taiyuan, northeast China, successfully cut off a horn that turned out to be cancerous, and the patient made a full recovery.

Doctors don't know what causes the disease, which has been reported only six times over the past three decades.

Urologists at the Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University diagnosed him with a cutaneous horn, a hard cone-shaped growth protruding from the skin.

made from keratin, the protein that forms hair, nails, and the outer layer of skin.

This condition is often compared to an animal's horn because the growths usually appear on the head and face.

However, doctors also reported the appearance of horns on the chest, neck, shoulders and penis.

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