‘World’s oldest man’ with two horns on his head dies aged 140 days after botched surgery to cut them off
A MAN with gnarled, horn-like growths sticking out of the side of his head has reportedly died aged 140.
Presumably the death of Ali Anter YemenThe oldest man, appeared after he gained fame for his amazing horns.
Ali, nicknamed “The Two-Horned”, came from the governorate of El-Jawf.
The horn-like growths appeared on both sides of his forehead after he turned 100 years old, Yemeni newspaper Aden al-Ghad reported.
One of them grew and twisted like a goat’s horn.
By the time of his death, it was so large that it was at the level of his mouth.
Ali reportedly died three days after filming this video, which shows a clearly untrained man trying to tear apart a large growth with a red-hot tool.
It is reported that the clip was posted by his relatives.
A family member is said to have claimed that Ali died of deteriorating physical and mental health caused by old age.
But a relative is said to have said the crude amputation of his stature may have hastened his death.
Local media reported that Ali remained in good health and retained his memory until around 2017, when his condition began to deteriorate.
He is said to have had over 70 grandchildren.
CEN was unable to independently verify the claims.
The growths protruding from Ali’s forehead may have been skin horns.
Cutaneous corns are skin tumors made of keratin, the same protein that makes up hair, nails, and hooves.
They are caused by benign, precancerous, or malignant skin lesions and are more common in older patients and fair-skinned people.
In some cases, they are associated with exposure to the sun and other sources of UV radiation.
The famous case of Madame Dimanche (Widow Sunday), a French woman who lived in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century.
At the age of 76, she developed a 24.9cm horn on her forehead before it was successfully removed by a French surgeon.
A 74-year-old Indian farmer hit his head and a massive dermal horn began to grow.
Most growths are benign, but sometimes they are cancerous or precancerous and require treatment, and they can occur anywhere in the body, including the penis.
Before Ali’s death, he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest person in the world 128-year-old South African Johanna Mazibuko.
Maria died earlier this month, having survived two world wars, the Spanish flu and even the coronavirus pandemic.