An eldery Chinese woman has stunned her family and fellow villagers by growing a horn on the forehead that resembles that of a goat.

Grandmother Zhang Ruifang, 101, of Linlou village, Hanan province, began developing the mystery protrusion last year.

Since then it has grown 2.4 inches in length and now another appears to be emerging on the other side of the forehead of this mother of seven.

Her youngest son, Zhang Guezheng, 60, said, ‘when a patch of rough skin formed on her forehead last year we didn’t pay much attention to it.’

‘But as time went on we realised a horn growing out on her head and it was 6cm long,’ added Mr. Zhang.

‘Now something is also growing on the right side of her head, it’s quite possible that it’s another horn.’

Medical officials have called it a ‘Cutaneous horn.’

Cutaneous horns are made up of compacted keratin, which is the same protein we have in our nails and hair, and forms wool, horns and feathers in animals.

Their growth are common in eldery people of between 60 and mid 70s who have a history of a significant sun exposure.

These horms shoot from the patches on your skin, i.e face, that comes about due to extreme exposure to direct sun.
The growth can be removed surgically only.

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