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PEDIATRIC UROLOGY - Case Report
Hair tourniquet syndrome of penis: A rare situation in boys with serious complications if not recognized
1 Pediatric Urology Unit, İzmir Dr. Behçet Uz Child's Diseases and Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Urology, Pediatric Urology Unit, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Turk J Urol 2019; 45: 322-324
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2018.36699
Key Words: Hair; penis; tourniquet.
Abstract

 

Penile Hair Tourniquet Syndrome (HTS) is a rare event but a serious syndrome characterized by the presence of a hair coiled around the coronal sulcus of penis which causes a range of pathologies from glandular swelling to necrosis and amputation of penis. If diagnosis is delayed, long-term complications such as urethral fistula, urethral transection, and penile gangrene or amputation develop. Penile HTS is almost exclusively described in circumcised boys. Prevention of such major complications depends on awareness of the etiology and presence of a high index of suspicion. Herein, we aimed to present a boy who was 4 years old with a penile HTS caused by wrapping of his mother’s hair coil.

 

 

Cite this article as: Özçift B, Ağras K. Hair tourniquet syndrome of penis: A rare situation in boys with serious complications if not recognized. Turk J Urol 2019; 45(4): 322-4.

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