Strangulation of the uvula by hair wrapping

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1987 Nov;26(11):599-600. doi: 10.1177/000992288702601111.


A 13-month-old male presented with a hair wrapped around his uvula. The entwined hair subsequently caused autoamputation of the distal uvula. Although a non-accidental etiology has been suggested for some cases of hair strangulation of appendages, this case indicates accidental strangulation of body parts is possible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amputation, Traumatic*
  • Hair*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Uvula / injuries*