Measurement of thoracic spine length on chest radiographs of newborn infants.

@article{Kuhns1975MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of thoracic spine length on chest radiographs of newborn infants.},
  author={Lawrence R. Kuhns and J. M. Holt},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1975},
  volume={116 02},
  pages={395-7}
}
The relationship of thoracic spine length and birth weight was evaluated in newborn infants of 26-41 weeks gestational age, and standards of thoracic spine length were established. Thoracic spine length is an accurate index of trunk length in the: if the gestational age is known, a markedly lengthened thoracic spine suggests that the mother is diabetic, while a markedly shortened thoracic spine suggest retarded intrauterine growth. 

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