Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 237--239

Hair-Thread tourniquet syndrome: Two case reports


Mustafa Sutcu, Gokce Yildiran, Osman Akdag 
 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gokce Yildiran
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Division of Hand Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya
Turkey

Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is wrapping of hair or similar material that straps around and strangulates the limbs such as fingers or toes. This syndrome is a pediatric emergency and is a serious condition that can cause limb necrosis. In this report, we aimed to present two cases of hair-thread tourniquet syndrome. Case 1 was an 8-week-old female infant who had edema and ecchymosis on the third finger. Edema and ecchymosis regressed after the removal of hair. Case 2 was a 2-week-old baby boy who had developed a strangulation in the deep plan of the second and third fingers. After 2 days of hair removal, edema and ecchymosis regressed. Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is a pediatric emergency and may cause finger or toe necrosis. Its treatment is simple and it is a differential diagnosis that should be kept in mind in strangulated organs.


How to cite this article:
Sutcu M, Yildiran G, Akdag O. Hair-Thread tourniquet syndrome: Two case reports.Turk J Plast Surg 2020;28:237-239


How to cite this URL:
Sutcu M, Yildiran G, Akdag O. Hair-Thread tourniquet syndrome: Two case reports. Turk J Plast Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];28:237-239
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