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Volume 9 Issue 4 - 2020
Hair Tourniquet Syndrome in Children: A Review Article
Volkan Sarper Erikci*
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Tepecik Training Hospital, Sağlık Bilimleri University, Izmir, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Volkan Sarper Erikci, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Tepecik Training Hospital, Sağlık Bilimleri University, Izmir, Turkey.
Received: February 04, 2020; Published: March 11, 2020


Hair tourniquet syndrome (HTS) may be a challenge to the pediatrician. In this condition, a body appendage is firmly encircled by a various materials in a circular manner. These materials can be hair, thread or similar object. Most sites of involvement in body are fingers, toes and genitals. In order to attain favourable outcome and avoid hazardous consequences of this rare disease such as autoamputation in affected body part, prompt diagnosis and treatment is vital. The purpose of this study is to review the characteristics of HTS and its management options with a brief literature review.

Keyword: Hair Tourniquet Syndrome; Children; Surgical Treatment


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Citation: Volkan Sarper Erikci. “Hair Tourniquet Syndrome in Children: A Review Article”. EC Paediatrics 9.4 (2020): 21-24.

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