An intercostal catheter is inserted into the left chest and attached to an underwater seal drain following a left pneumonectomy. Now what?
The house officer looked at the film on the light box and thought of the elderly physician resting in bed across the corridor. Despite two previous chest drains, a pneumothorax persisted around the left lung. To make matters worse, one of the holes in the side of the remaining chest tube was in that ‘no [...]