Thursday, December 27, 2007

The cutaneous horn and I

I had a growth removed from my chest today. The doctor called it a 'combination mole and cutaneous horn.' I Googled the term "cutaneous horn,' but none of the examples I found looked exactly like mine. Most were worse.

This growth first appeared in about 1983 as an ordinary-looking mole. But it slowly grew until, in 2007, it was bigger around than the tip of my thumb, and almost 3/8" high. I was either going to have to have it removed or have a bra made for it.

I should have taken a pic of the excised growth with my cell phone, but I didn't think about until after I left the clinic.

I now have about a half-dozen stitches holding together the area of my skin from which the growth was cut.

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