Perinatal testicular torsion is a rare event with a very poor salvage rate by neonatal emergent operation. In addition, there is a small risk of asynchronous contralateral testicular torsion. In case of a suspected testicular torsion we advise urgent consultation of a pediatric urologist from a children's hospital with neonatal anesthetic care. Then, the prospect for 'salvage' of the testicle and a possible indication for emergent intervention can be assessed. The goal of a (semi-)emergent exploration is 'salvage' of the affected testicle and/or prevention of contralateral asynchronous torsion.

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Journal Tijdschrift voor Kindergeneeskunde
van der Toorn, F, van der Horst, H.J.R, de Gier, R.P.E, de Jong, T.P.V.M, Nijman, R.J.M, & Wolffenbuttel, K.P. (2009). Perinatal testicular torsion: New insights and policy advice. Tijdschrift voor Kindergeneeskunde, 77(5), 187–191. doi:10.1007/BF03086391