Perinatal testicular torsion - Not an uncommon entity

  • Muhammed Rafi
  • P M C Nair
  • Jemila James
  • Anand N
  • Mathan P George
  • Ashrin AN
Keywords: Perinatal, Prenatal, Testicular, Torsion


Perinatal testicular torsion is a rare condition with an incidence of 1 in 7500 live births. 70% are prenatal and 30% postnatal. Postnatal torsion presents as an acute scrotum, whereas prenatal torsion may be usually missed as it is a non-tender hard mass. Management of prenatal torsion is controversial. We are reporting three such case series presenting within a period of 1 year. Prenatal testicular torsion is usually missed as it is asymptomatic and later presents as cryptorchid. Careful postnatal physical examination and documentation is essential, as a missed case can later present as cryptorchid and may lead to medicolegal issues. In torsion in the immediate perinatal period, the testis may be salvaged if promptly operated.

How to Cite
Rafi, M., Nair, P. M. C., James, J., N, A., George, M., & AN, A. (2018). Perinatal testicular torsion - Not an uncommon entity. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(3), 213-215. Retrieved from
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