volume 26, issue 3, P401-402 2011
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2011.633644
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Abstract: A patient marked preoperatively for ulnar nerve decompression under general anaesthesia was found to have symmetrical operative site markings. The correct skin mark was transferred to the other side by her sleeping position the night before surgery. Skin marking is an adjunct to safe surgery but is not failsafe.