Paediatric Testicular Torsion Pathway: Best Practice Recommendations

Members of the SW Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Network General Surgery & Urology Working Group worked together in 2023 to agree best practice recommendations for a paediatric testicular torsion pathway in the region.

Members of the group worked collaboratively to share regional guidelines and establish a consensus on best practices for children undergoing a testicular torsion procedure. This pathway is intended to support centres in the South West region in providing procedures consistently and ensuring practice aligns to national guidance.

The core network team will now review and support teams to deliver these pathway recommendations across the region.

Please note: these recommendations are aimed at supporting regional collaboration and service improvements across the SW SIC ODN – they are not meant to replace local clinical protocols or pathways. Colleagues are welcome to review the document and feedback is always welcome.

Image taken at Royal United Hospitals, Bath