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

Pediatr Emerg Care 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

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

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001567DOI Listing
October 2018
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.1115DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5676277PMC
November 2017
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-221002DOI Listing
November 2017
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/TurkPediatriArs.2015.1301DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743868PMC
December 2015
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpam.2015.02.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6372396PMC
March 2015
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17453674.2014.971661DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4259040PMC
December 2014
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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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August 2014
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-1591.128508DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4120226PMC
July 2014
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0b013e31829ec4c7DOI Listing
August 2013
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.03.004DOI Listing
February 2013
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2011.11.001DOI Listing
April 2012
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0b013e31820d65b7DOI Listing
March 2011
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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
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Chronic nonhealing ulcer in a finger of a toddler--a rare presentation of the hair thread tourniquet syndrome.

Authors:
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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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03871.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03871.xDOI Listing
November 2008
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00383-003-1034-1DOI Listing
October 2003
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Acute digital ischemia in infants: the hair-thread tourniquet syndrome--a report of two cases.

Authors:
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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July 2002
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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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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1342660PMC
March 1996
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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
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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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