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Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

Cutaneous horns, also known by the Latin name cornu cutaneum, are unusual keratinous skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns, or sometimes of wood or coral.

Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

They are usually small and localized, but can in very rare cases be much larger.

Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

Although often benign, they can also be malignant or premalignant.

Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

The cause
of cutaneous horns is still unknown, however it is believed that exposure to radiation can trigger the condition. This is evidenced by a higher rate of cases occurring on the face and hands, areas that are often exposed to sunlight. Other cases have reported cutaneous horns arising from burn scars.

Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

Removal:
As the horn is composed of dead 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. Treatments vary, but they can include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Cutaneous Horn or Cornu Cutaneum are skin tumors with the appearance of animal horns

4 comments:

2010 said...

Interesting. [keratinous carcinoma] might have been caused by a human strain of Shope papilloma virus (usually grows on rabbits).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rabbit_shopes_papilloma_virus_3.jpg

Anonymous said...

can be treated with silver water. colloidal silver

Unknown said...

It is said, "to cure poison oak, one should use Sasquatch Itch Cream!"

Anonymous said...

ewwwww i know its rude but sorry