This 86 year old male presented with shortness of breath. He developed a complication after insertion of a left chest drain.
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A system that allows drainage of the pleural space using an airtight system to maintain subatmospheric intrapleural pressure; the underwater seal acts a one-way valve
Intercostal Catheter (Chest Drain) tube inserted into pleural space to allow drainage of contents
Blood slowly dripped from two linear slits on the left side of the man's chest. He focused on the doctor with a wide eyed stare and spoke in an anxious whisper: "Doc, don't let me die... don't let me die, doc."
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