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Eur Radiol. 2002 Apr;12(4):938-41. Epub 2001 Sep 6.

Side markings of the neonatal chest X-ray: two legal cases of pneumothorax side mix up.

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Department of Paediatric Radiology, Karolinska Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden.

Abstract

Two medicolegal case reports are presented. They involve chest X-ray with left-and-right side confusion due to lack of radio-opaque side markers. Two premature babies with pneumothorax got thoracostomy on the wrong side, in one case with a fatal outcome.

PMID:
11960251
DOI:
10.1007/s003300101067
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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