Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in an infant with bony erosion: a case report, literature review, and meta-analysis.

@article{Saad2006HairthreadTS,
  title={Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in an infant with bony erosion: a case report, literature review, and meta-analysis.},
  author={Arman Zaharil Mat Saad and Elizabeth M Purcell and Jack McCann},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={447-52}
}
Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is a rare condition where appendages are strangulated by an encircling strand of hair, a thread, or a fiber. The condition usually occurs in very young patients in the first few months of life. We present a unique case of a 3-month-old baby girl with hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in whom a hair cheese-wired through the skin and soft tissue of the toe and caused bony erosion of the underlying phalanx. An extensive literature review and meta-analysis of the topic… CONTINUE READING

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