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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland: a rare tumor unmarked by persistent vulvar pain in a postmenopausal woman.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008 Nov; 278(5):473-6.AG

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin's gland is a rare malignancy characterized by slow growth, local invasion and perineural infiltration.

CASE

A 64-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with persistent vulvar pain. Local examination revealed a 2 x 2 cm painful vulvar nodule. Nodule was excised and ACC originating in the Bartholin's gland with positive resection margin was determined in pathological examination. We performed hemivulvectomy and ipsilateral inguinal lymph node dissection. Pathology showed that the resection margins were free of tumor and there was no lymph node metastasis.

DISCUSSION

In cases of persistent vulvar pain without swelling, complete vulvovaginal evaluation should be done to prevent delay in diagnosis of Bartholin's gland cancer. Treatment modality must be tailored to each patient, though there is no consensus on the treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Cebeci, Ankara, Turkey. ozgursahincioglu@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18283472

Citation

Sahincioğlu, Ozgür, et al. "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Bartholin's Gland: a Rare Tumor Unmarked By Persistent Vulvar Pain in a Postmenopausal Woman." Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 278, no. 5, 2008, pp. 473-6.
Sahincioğlu O, Berker B, Güngör M, et al. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland: a rare tumor unmarked by persistent vulvar pain in a postmenopausal woman. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008;278(5):473-6.
Sahincioğlu, O., Berker, B., Güngör, M., Kankaya, D., & Sertçelik, A. (2008). Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland: a rare tumor unmarked by persistent vulvar pain in a postmenopausal woman. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 278(5), 473-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-008-0601-z
Sahincioğlu O, et al. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Bartholin's Gland: a Rare Tumor Unmarked By Persistent Vulvar Pain in a Postmenopausal Woman. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008;278(5):473-6. PubMed PMID: 18283472.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland: a rare tumor unmarked by persistent vulvar pain in a postmenopausal woman. AU - Sahincioğlu,Ozgür, AU - Berker,Bülent, AU - Güngör,Mete, AU - Kankaya,Duygu, AU - Sertçelik,Ayşe, Y1 - 2008/02/19/ PY - 2007/11/13/received PY - 2008/02/04/accepted PY - 2008/2/20/pubmed PY - 2009/2/12/medline PY - 2008/2/20/entrez SP - 473 EP - 6 JF - Archives of gynecology and obstetrics JO - Arch Gynecol Obstet VL - 278 IS - 5 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin's gland is a rare malignancy characterized by slow growth, local invasion and perineural infiltration. CASE: A 64-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with persistent vulvar pain. Local examination revealed a 2 x 2 cm painful vulvar nodule. Nodule was excised and ACC originating in the Bartholin's gland with positive resection margin was determined in pathological examination. We performed hemivulvectomy and ipsilateral inguinal lymph node dissection. Pathology showed that the resection margins were free of tumor and there was no lymph node metastasis. DISCUSSION: In cases of persistent vulvar pain without swelling, complete vulvovaginal evaluation should be done to prevent delay in diagnosis of Bartholin's gland cancer. Treatment modality must be tailored to each patient, though there is no consensus on the treatment. SN - 0932-0067 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18283472/Adenoid_cystic_carcinoma_of_the_Bartholin's_gland:_a_rare_tumor_unmarked_by_persistent_vulvar_pain_in_a_postmenopausal_woman_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-008-0601-z DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -