[First detection of sentinel node in adenocarcinoma of Bartholin's gland].J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2004 Nov; 33(7):649-51.JG
We report the first case of detection of sentinel node in a 54 year-old woman presenting an adenocarcinoma of Bartholin's gland. Primary carcinoma of Bartholin's gland is rare and represents 2-7% of vulvar malignant lesions; this could explain the lack of consensus about treatment. The best attitude could be vulvectomy and inguinal lymphadenectomy. Pelvic lymphadenectomy is not required when no pelvic sentinel node is observed or when no metastatic inguinal node can be detected.