volume 21, issue 5, P354-356 2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-86502006000500014
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Abstract: ABSTRACTPurpose: Hemorrhoids are a matter of concern due to a painful outcome. We describe a simple, easy and reliable experimental model to produce hemorrhoids in monkeys. Methods: 14 monkeys (Cebus apella) were used. After general anesthesia, hemorrhoids were induced by ligation of the inferior hemorrhoidal vein, which is very alike to humans. The vein was located through a perianal incision, dissected and ligated with a 3-0 vicryl. The skin was sutured with a 4-0 catgut thread. Animals were kept in appropr…

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