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Figure 9: The silicone catheter has multiple ports at the distal end to allow drainage of pleural fl uid. The proximal end has a one-way valve and is connected to a vacuum bottle with a custom connection. Patient can control the flow of drainage with the clamp. Courtesy: Denver Biomedical

Figure 9: The silicone catheter has multiple ports at the distal end to allow drainage of pleural fl uid. The proximal end has a one-way valve and is connected to a vacuum bottle with a custom connection. Patient can control the flow of drainage with the clamp. Courtesy: Denver Biomedical