The 87-year-old's family say her head has developed a 13cm-long hard mass in her head resembling a horn.
Doctors were stunned by an elderly woman because of her sprouting which looks like a unicorn horn from her head The villager has become popular to local residents as the 'unicorn woman' since the horn has appeared and taken over the top of her head. Although the 13cm long single large mole is already a massive size, Doctors are baffled by its appearance.
Liang Xiuzhen is an 87-year-old resident of Guiyan village in Ziyang City, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.
According to Wang Chaojun, Xiuzhen, his mother had something resembling a "black mole" growing on her head 7 or 8 years ago.
Chaojun said that his mother complained about her mole-like growth on her head that itched all the time. They sought ways to cure her itch using Chinese medicines , but nothing happened However, 2 years ago, the mole gave way to a small horn-like mass. It’s like the size of a little finger. Xiuzhen accidentally "broke" the small horn this February, and her current horn began growing rapidly over the past 6 months.
Chaojun said that the horn hurts his mother and prevents her from sleeping and is also bleeding from time to time. Medical experts diagnosed the unicorn horn as "cornu cutaneum" (cutaneous horn), a keratinous skin tumor that has the appearance of a horn.
Normally small, the growth can in some cases be much larger and malignant. Chaojun said doctors believe they can remove the growth through operation, but the family has its reservations due to Xiuzhen’s age and are considering other options. "My mother is too old, and the horn is on her head which is a very sensitive area and I’m not confident in the idea of surgery," he added. "If something goes wrong during surgery, it would be terrible."