Side markings of the neonatal chest X-ray: two legal cases of pneumothorax side mix up
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- Finnbogason, T., Bremmer, S. & Ringertz, H. Eur Radiol (2002) 12: 938. doi:10.1007/s003300101067
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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.