A cancer patient's five inch horn-shaped growth removed
Kathmandu, January 1
The Countess of Chester Hospital in England removed a five inch (14cm) horn-shaped growth on a cancer patient's back.
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) said the 50-year-old man was operated at the hospital and a skin graft taken from his thigh.
As per the news reported in BBC, the journal's authors said the man had been a low-risk patient with no "significant" exposure to the sun. The patient and his family had no history of skin cancer.
It was reported that the growth had expanded over three years, but doctors were surprised that there was no abnormal growth in his lymph nodes.
The report's authors, Agata Marta Plonczak, Ramy Aly, Hrsikesa Sharma and Anca Breahna noted that it was a rare case of an extremely large well-differentiated SCC [Squamous Cell Carcinoma] that was neglected by the patient living in a developed country with access to free healthcare.