This is an active vacuum drain. Its most common use is for postoperative drainage for thoracic surgery. It should be placed at the end of procedure. The kit is designed to create suction or negative pressure for draining wounds. A fenestrated silicone drain is placed into position with the aid of a stainless steel trocar. This drain is attached to a silicone bulb with a 1-way valve. When the bulb is released, a vacuum is created that pulls exudates out through the drain. Wound exudates can be stored, visualized or cultured. The drain has a radiopaque line for the entire length.
The kit consists of: