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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-56

Hair tourniquet syndrome


Department of Pediatric Surgery, St. Stephens Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi - 110054, India

Correspondence Address:
A K Bangroo
Department of Pediatric Surgery, St. Stephens Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi - 110054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.16080

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A frequently unrecognized and potentially devastating form of penile strangulation is that caused by human hair. Hair tourniquet syndrome frequently occurs during the time period when post partum mothers are experiencing increased hair loss. The majority of cases are thought to be accidental, however possibility of child abuse should be considered in every case.






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