Thoracic Vent

THORACIC VENT
(Images courtesy of Dr. Miguel Morales Garcia . Hospital Rey Juan Carlos . Móstoles. Madrid. Spain.)
The thoracic vent is a  minimally invasive device for the treatment of spontaneous and iatrogenic pneumothorax. It consists of a  catheter connected to a plastic chamber containing a one-way valve designed to maximize air exit and eliminate the possibility ofits reentry. There is no need to connect the thoracic vent to an underwater seal device.

Link to picture:

 http://www.yokohamah.rofuku.go.jp/medical/specialty/respiratory-surgery/img/img02.jpg

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