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Dear readers,

Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

Cuneyt Kayaalp


Hair thread tourniquet syndrome in an eight month old infant  (p. 399-400)

Hair thread tourniquet syndrome in an eight month old infant (p. 399-400)

Rafet Ozbey
Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Malatya Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Circulating hairs or threads may cause hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in babies and mentally retarded individuals. Although it is mostly seen in the fingers and toes, it can be seen in the penis, clitoris, and labium and uvula. It may result in loss of the limb if it’s not recognized early and is not treated correctly. In this study, the case of the second toe of the left foot was presented. Eight month old boy presented with complaints of restlessness and crying for 2 days. Physical examination revealed a constrictive band surrounding the proximal phalanx second toe of the left foot. There was no evidence of child abuse from the family history. It is recommended to make a longitudinal deep incision where there is coiling of the finger. Wrapped hair thread were removed and treated with a small and deep incision dorsally under local anesthesia as described by Serrour. Amoxicillin clavulanic acid was given orally as antibiotic. The wound was healed without any problem by dressing with antibiotic creams for 10 days. In conclusion, it is important to keep this syndrome in mind in patients presenting with the mentioned complaints, in terms of diagnosis and recovery of limb with early treatment.

Keywords: Hair; thread; tourniquet syndrome; child abuse


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.01.08


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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