PLEURABRADE™ is a general use instrument, designed to help thoracic surgeons abrade pleural tissue during a mechanical pleurodesis. The device is comprised of a nylon bristle brush in a twisted stainless steel wire format at the distal end of a shaft. The shaft is comprised of annealed stainless steel 4mm tubing. Both the tubular shaft and brush part are designed for bending in order to better access all pleural tissue spaces. This instrument fits through a 5mm access port.