Is there a real need for a remotely actuated magnetic chest drain device?

Ludovic Fournel, Marco Alifano, Philippe Icard

Abstract

Thoracic drainage surgery has undergone significant changes over the past ten years. The “dogma” of systematic drainage by means of two tubes was initially called into question, except in special circumstances, such as in case of a significant risk of postoperative bleeding and major air sealing (1).