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The invention relates to a single, surgical instrument suitable for use in the placement of a thoracostomy tube (chest tube) into a patient for evacuation of intrapleural air or fluids. The mechanical functions of three (3) separate, surgical instruments have been combined into a single, surgical instrument. This single, surgical instrument is the subject of the present invention. The invention provides a medical professional with the option of employing one surgical instrument, which serves the function of three.