Sebaceous horn is a relatively rare condition which can be associated with a number of skin disorders. The horn can vary in size and consists of keratin material.
This picture shows a sebaceous horn in a 90 years old patient who had it for about 20 years. He presented with bleeding from the horn following minor trauma. He was on Aspirin and Clopidogrel following a previous stroke.
The Horn was successfully removed under local anesthesia. Rarely these horns can be associated with skin cancers.
Dr Udaya Samarajeewa MBBS, MD- Surgery, MRCS (Eng.)
Consultant General Surgeon