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Systematic Literature Review of Pediatric Male and Female Genital Hair Thread Tourniquet Syndrome.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2022 Feb;38(2):e799-e804

Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe genital hair thread tourniquet syndrome (HTTS) and its treatment by pediatric and adolescent health care providers through a systematic literature review.

Methods: We performed a systematic literature review on pediatric male and female genital HTTS. Studies were included if they involved genital HTTS in males or females 21 years and younger and were published in English. Read More

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February 2022

Pediatric Office Procedures.

Prim Care 2021 Dec 8;48(4):707-728. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

Tidelands Health Family Medicine Residency Program, 4320 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, USA.

Pediatric patients are frequently evaluated in primary care clinics. Thus, there exists a need to understand common pediatric problems and to acquire a degree of familiarity with pediatric procedures. This article will review techniques and the current evidence for frequently performed pediatric procedures, including umbilical granuloma chemocautery, frenotomy, suture ligation of type B postaxial polydactyly, reduction of nursemaid's elbow, hair tourniquet removal, and tympanometry. Read More

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December 2021

Removal of a Steel Ring Causing Penile Strangulation Without the Use of Powered Tools or Sharp Blades.

Urology 2021 Feb 11;148:e15-e16. Epub 2020 Nov 11.

Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Penile strangulation is an uncommon urologic emergency that requires prompt evaluation and treatment to avoid disastrous consequences. Strangulation has been reported with objects ranging from hair tourniquets, to plastic rings, to iron rings. Strangulation with these devices can result in vascular congestion of the penis, swelling and eventual gangrene of the penis distal to the constricting device. Read More

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February 2021

Case Report: Penile Strangulation Secondary to Hair Tourniquet.

Front Pediatr 2020 21;8:477. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

Department of Pediatric Urology, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY, United States.

Penile strangulation is a rare condition in children caused by circumferential constriction of the coronal sulcus by constricting material, commonly thin maternal hair. Vague presenting symptoms often makes diagnosis difficult, but delay in diagnosis can lead to a variety of severe complications including urethral injury and penile necrosis. Providers must have a high index of suspicion and carry out a careful examination to identify maternal hair strands that may bury deep within penile edema. Read More

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Hair Thread Tourniquet Syndrome in an Infant: Emergency Exploration Saves Limbs.

Cureus 2019 Dec 13;11(12):e6377. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

Hand and Microsurgery, Fakulti Perubatan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, MYS.

Hair thread tourniquet syndrome (HTTS) is a rare condition where fibres constrict around appendages causing ischaemia and necrosis. It is a sporadically reported condition, where almost all reported cases showed involvement of fingers, toes or genitalia. A significant number of the cases are infants aged two weeks to six months where it is attributed to the mother's excessive hair fall due to hormonal changes after delivery. Read More

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December 2019

[Strangler hair syndrome: about a case].

Pan Afr Med J 2019 29;33:266. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

Hôpital Civil Tétouan, Tétouan, Maroc.

The syndrome of the tourniquet or "strangler hair" is the consequence of the strangulation of an appendage or body end by a constrictor link. Toes and fingers are the most affected extremities but also the genitals whether it is the penis, small or large lips or clitoris. Most of the links are hair, more rarely textile fibers (cotton, wool). Read More

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November 2019

Hair tourniquet syndrome of toes and fingers in infants.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2019 Jul 16;53(4):306-309. Epub 2019 May 16.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey.

Objective: Hair tourniquet syndrome is an uncommon condition characterized by strangulation appendages by a hair or thread. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of hair removal and antibiotic therapy in our patients with hair tourniquet syndrome.

Methods: Between January 2012 and August 2018, 16 patients (8 boys, 8 girls; mean age: 118. Read More

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An Unusual Foreign Object Attached to a Child's Finger: Emergency Department Management and Subsequent Intervention.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2021 Feb;37(2):e84-e86

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Arnot Health, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.

Abstract: Strangulation injuries due to foreign objects are uncommon presentations of hand and finger injuries presenting to the emergency department (ED). Ring avulsion and hair tourniquet injuries are more commonly recognized mechanisms of strangulation, and algorithms for subsequent management and emergent treatment exist for these injuries. It is important to distinguish between hand injuries that can be managed in the setting of the ED and those that need emergent surgical management upon patient presentation. Read More

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February 2021

Sudden swelling and redness of the toe.

Clin Case Rep 2017 11 21;5(11):1901-1902. Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine Division of Dermatology University of Bologna Bologna Italy.

The presence of history of redness and swelling of toe in an infant without history of trauma is typical of hair threat tourniquet syndrome. The treatment simply involves incision and removal of hair fibers. Physicians should be aware of this syndrome because early diagnosis and treatment avoid serious complications. Read More

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November 2017

Hair thread tourniquet syndrome in a male infant: a rare surgical emergency.

BMJ Case Rep 2017 Nov 1;2017. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Department of Plastic Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Milton Keynes, UK.

Hair thread tourniquet syndrome (HTTS) is a rare surgical emergency that occurs when one or more appendages are acutely circumferentially strangulated by human hair. If left untreated it may induce prolonged ischaemia, resulting in tissue necrosis or autoamputation of the affected digit. It may involve the fingers, toes, penis or labia. Read More

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November 2017

Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in a preterm baby.

Turk Pediatri Ars 2015 Dec 1;50(4):245-7. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.

Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the encircling of an appendage by a hair or thread. It usually occurs in children under the age of one year. The tourniquet syndrome may occur in different parts of the body, particularly in toes, fingers, penis, clitoris, labia, neck and uvula. Read More

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December 2015

Hair tourniquet syndrome: Successful management with a painless technique.

Int J Pediatr Adolesc Med 2015 Mar 20;2(1):34-37. Epub 2015 Mar 20.

College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Hair tourniquet syndrome is a clinical phenomenon that involves hair or thread becoming so tightly wrapped around an appendage that pain, swelling and occasionally ischemia result. We report two cases of hair tourniquet syndrome that affected the digits and were treated with hair removal cream, which was an easy, effective and less invasive treatment method compared with standard managements such as incision or blunt probe cutting techniques. Read More

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Traditions and myths in hip and knee arthroplasty.

Acta Orthop 2014 Dec 6;85(6):548-55. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background And Purpose: Traditions are passed on from experienced surgeons to younger fellows and become "the right way to do it". Traditions associated with arthroplasty surgery may, however, not be evidence-based and may be potentially deleterious to both patients and society, increasing morbidity and mortality, slowing early functional recovery, and increasing cost.

Methods: We identified selected traditions and performed a literature search using relevant search criteria (June 2014). Read More

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December 2014

Toe tourniquet syndrome.

Saudi Med J 2014 Aug;35(8):865-7

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. E-mail.

Toe tourniquet syndrome refers to external, mechanical, circumferential constriction of the toes. We report a series of 4 infants with toe tourniquet syndrome from Saudi Arabia who presented during wintertime with very similar symptoms (approximately 48 hours of inconsolable crying and irritability), similar involved region (toes), and similar constricting agent (hairs). Immediate removal of the hair fibers was carried out in all patients, fortunately followed by fast healing with no signs of tissue necrosis. Read More

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Penile hair tourniquet resulting in hypospadias failure.

Indian J Urol 2014 Jul;30(3):345-7

Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Servidores do Estado Federal Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Penile hair tourniquet (PHT) is a painless form of penile ischemia, typically seen in toddlers with long-haired mothers, caused by entanglement of hair on the balano-prepucial sulcus, normally associated with circumcision. Its association with hypospadias has been reported only once. A school-aged boy admitted for surgery to treat hypospadias failure was incidentally detected to have PHT and severe hourglass deformity of the penis. Read More

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Hair tourniquet of the circumvallate papillae: a potentially "hairy" situation.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2013 Aug;29(8):924-5

Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.

Oral foreign bodies and hair-thread tourniquets are fairly common findings. The combination of the two, however, is rarer. In this article, we present a case involving a hair-thread tourniquet of a circumvallate papillae (more commonly known as a "taste bud"). Read More

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Hair toe tourniquet syndrome in a four-year-old boy.

J Emerg Med 2013 Feb 31;44(2):358-9. Epub 2012 May 31.

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom.

Background: Hair toe tourniquet syndrome is a condition in which a hair or thread encircles a digit and results in acute digital ischemia. It usually occurs in children under the age of 1 year. Prompt recognition and surgical removal of the constricting material can save the digit from irreversible tissue necrosis and the loss of digit. Read More

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February 2013

Untangling a web: an unusual case of labial necrosis in an adolescent female.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2012 Apr 28;25(2):e21-e22. Epub 2011 Dec 28.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.

Background: Hair tourniquets are commonly described in the pediatric literature. Prompt recognition of a hair tourniquet and treatment with complete removal of the hair by pediatricians, pediatric emergency room physicians, or gynecologists is essential to prevent ischemia and necrosis of affected tissue.

Case: Herein we present the case of a 12-year-old female referred to the pediatric surgery clinic for labial pain and swelling. Read More

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Hair tourniquet management.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2011 Mar;27(3):203-4

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Unwind or incise has been the standard of management for removing hair tourniquets. The hair ends are usually difficult to hold and unwind as they break at the ends easily, and using scalpels or needles to get under the hair tourniquet is difficult when the involved appendage is swollen and leads to more trauma to the injured area. This is the first case report that describes the removal of hair tourniquet using a depilatory cream. Read More

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[Toe tourniquet syndrome in three month-old infant].

Ugeskr Laeger 2011 Feb;173(8):587-8

Akutafdelingen og Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling, Hospitalsenheden Vest, Herning, Denmark.

Toe tourniquet syndrome is a rare condition in which a hair or thread becomes tightly wrapped around an appendage, which causes ischaemic strangulation. We present a three month-old infant with strangulation of one toe to direct attention to this condition. Prompt recognition and complete removal of all fibres is necessary in order to prevent complications. Read More

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February 2011

Chronic nonhealing ulcer in a finger of a toddler--a rare presentation of the hair thread tourniquet syndrome.

S Kumaravel

Int J Dermatol 2008 Nov;47(11):1174-6

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital & PGI, Pondicherry, India.

Background: Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is caused by a strand of hair or thread tightly wrapped around an appendage. Affected parts include toes, phallus, fingers, clitoris, labia and even uvula. This disorder can be quite serious if not promptly recognized and treated; permanent tissue damage or even loss of the appendage can occur. Read More

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November 2008

Treatment of the toe tourniquet syndrome in infants.

Pediatr Surg Int 2003 Oct 10;19(8):598-600. Epub 2003 Oct 10.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, The E. Wolfson Medical Center, P.O. Box 5, 58100 Holon, Israel.

Introduction: The "toe tourniquet syndrome" is the circumferential strangulation by human hair or fibers of one or more toes in infants, which may induce prolonged ischemic injury and tissue necrosis. Release of the strangulation is mandatory to avoid autoamputation of the digit. We recently encountered several incompletely treated cases and would like to emphasize the effective method of treatment. Read More

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October 2003

Acute digital ischemia in infants: the hair-thread tourniquet syndrome--a report of two cases.

Edwin J Harris

J Foot Ankle Surg 2002 Mar-Apr;41(2):112-6

Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA.

Infants are susceptible to digital ischemia if a toe is encircled by a strand of hair on some other similar material. Infants under 6 months are particularly at risk. There is often a delay of 3-4 days before the condition is recognized. Read More

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Hair thread tourniquet syndrome.

J Accid Emerg Med 1996 Mar;13(2):138-9

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Bucks, United Kingdom.

Tourniquet of hair and thread fibres may become tightly wrapped around a child's digit. The resultant ischaemia may lead to tissue necrosis and autoamputation. Experience with two patients is reported. Read More

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[The hair-thread tourniquet syndrome of the toes and penis].

An Esp Pediatr 1996 Jan;44(1):17-20

Hospital Regional Universitario Materno-Infantil Infanta Cristina, Badajoz.

We present eight cases of the hair-thread tourniquet syndrome which affected the toes in 6 cases and presented strangulation of the penis in two. All patients were infants and the mechanism of injury was the strangulation by hair or thread wrapped around an appendage. Neither lesions were promptly recognized by their physicians and the patients were seen in the emergency room with swelling, erythema and a circumferential scar with the typical distal edema. Read More

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January 1996

Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome .

Pediatrics 1988 Dec;82(6):925-8

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

We have witnessed six cases of the hair-thread tourniquet syndrome, an entity characterized by strangulation of an appendage (toes, fingers, or external genitalia) by hair or hair-like fibers in the pediatric population. All six of our cases were in infants, 12 days to 5 months of age. The offending fibers were hair in three of the four patients with toe injuries and synthetic fibers from mittens in the finger cases. Read More

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December 1988
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