tourniquet syndrome

tourniquet syndrome

The enclosing of a body part by an encircling hair or fiber, often accompanied by ischemic strangulation. It most commonly occurs around cylindrical structures, such as fingers, toes, or the penis.
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He and wife Christine took Olivia to Colchester General Hospital with a rare condition called hair thread tourniquet syndrome, where a hair or thread inadvertently becomes tightly bound around a body part causing severe pain and swelling.