Figure 1: Split chest drain prototype. Within the chest, the two arms are divided and placed in separate locations. These tubes empty into a common drain which is exteriorized through the chest wall. A malleable external wire is coiled around the pleural arm to provide deformability and hold the placement and curvature of the tubing within the costo-diaphragmatic recess. Future refinements of this device will utilize a wire embedded within the wall of the tubing.