An elderly Chinese woman has been
dubbed “the unicorn woman” due to an abnormal growth on her head that looks
like a large horn. Liang Xiuzhen started growing something that resembled a
“black mole” on her head around eight years ago, according to her son Wang
when two years ago it gave way to a finger-sized horn-like mass. Xiuzhen
accidentally “broke” that small horn in February – and her current, much
larger, horn – which is currently 13cm long -began growing rapidly in its
prevents her from sleeping. It also bleeds from time to time,” said Chaojun.
unicorn horn as “cornu cutaneum” (cutaneous horn), a keratinous skin tumour that
has the appearance of a horn. Often small and benign, the growth can in some
cases be much larger and malignant.
several hospitals and clinics, with none of them able to explain what she is