Eradication of the “Devil’s Century”
Certainly, some readers have watched the science fiction film “Hellboy” (The Hell Boy), which tells the story of a superhero stuck between two antagonistic worlds, the supernatural world, and the ordinary human world, in which the hero is forced to cut his horns with a chainsaw.
But the story of the Indian man, whose head grew a century, or developed a scientifically known as “fatty horn” or “the horn of the devil”, was unable to do so, and he had to resort to doctors in the hospital to eradicate him by surgery.
Nearly five years ago, 74-year-old Indian farmer Shyam Lal Yadav shocked his head and began to develop a tumor-like head, but he paid little heed, especially since the barber was hiding it and keeping him under control. According to the newspaper “Metro” British.
But the farmer, from the village of Rahul in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, said the situation quickly became difficult as the century hardened and increased to more than 10 centimeters in length and increased in size, forcing him to try to get help from doctors.
Yadav is now recovering after taking refuge in the Bhagodai Hospital in Sagar, India, where neurosurgeons have eradicated the horn, made up of keratin found in the toenails and human hair.
Surgeon Vishal Gagbe said that this rare type of growth, by medical terminology, is called the “fat horn” or “devil’s horn.” But the basic condition remains to be treated. “
He pointed out that fat pods are a form of polyps mostly, but must always take into account the possibility of its development into malignant tumors, pointing out that treatments vary, and may include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
However, the cause of the growth of these horns is still unknown, but it is believed that exposure to radiation or sunlight can lead to this condition.