Hair tourniquet syndrome in the dental patient

Anesth Prog. 2014 Fall;61(3):111-2. doi: 10.2344/0003-3006-61.3.111.


Hair tourniquet syndrome is a condition where a hair becomes entangled around an appendage. In some cases a knot will form and the resulting tightened noose will slowly strangulate the appendage. Rarely, this condition will affect the oral cavity, but even more rarely, this condition will affect a dental structure.

Keywords: Cavity; Dental; Hair; Oral; Tooth; Tourniquet.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Dental
  • Anesthesia, General
  • Child, Preschool
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Hair*
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / etiology*
  • Ischemia / therapy
  • Tooth / pathology
  • Uvula / blood supply*