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The impact of CO2 laser for treatment of Bartholin's gland cyst or abscess on female sexual function: a pilot study.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2019 Feb; 35(2):150-154.GE

Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate the sexual functionality before and after treatment of Bartholin's gland diseases (BGD) with CO2 laser and to compare our results to patients who underwent surgical cold knife and to a healthy control group (HCG). Consecutive patients (n = 15) affected by BG cyst or abscess who underwent CO2 laser treatment were evaluated. Patients were asked to complete the Italian translation of the Female Sexual Functioning Index (FSFI) before and 4 weeks after treatment. Results after CO2 laser were compared with two control groups: patients affected by BG cyst (n = 15) or abscess treated with surgical cold knife treatment and a HCG (n = 18). A statistically significant advantage of CO2 laser versus cold knife treatment in terms of lubrication, pain and global score were recorded. Both the single scores of five domains and total score of FSFI were globally higher after any treatment compared to before (CO2 and cold knife) of BGD. According to our data, CO2 laser therapy is often well tolerated by patients and correlated with a favorable sexual health recovery.

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a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.a Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences , ' Sapienza' University of Rome , Rome , Italy.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30132350

Citation

Di Donato, Violante, et al. "The Impact of CO2 Laser for Treatment of Bartholin's Gland Cyst or Abscess On Female Sexual Function: a Pilot Study." Gynecological Endocrinology : the Official Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, vol. 35, no. 2, 2019, pp. 150-154.
Di Donato V, Vena F, Casorelli A, et al. The impact of CO2 laser for treatment of Bartholin's gland cyst or abscess on female sexual function: a pilot study. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2019;35(2):150-154.
Di Donato, V., Vena, F., Casorelli, A., Marchetti, C., Musella, A., Tomao, F., Perniola, G., Palaia, I., Muzii, L., Monti, M., & Benedetti Panici, P. (2019). The impact of CO2 laser for treatment of Bartholin's gland cyst or abscess on female sexual function: a pilot study. Gynecological Endocrinology : the Official Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, 35(2), 150-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590.2018.1499088
Di Donato V, et al. The Impact of CO2 Laser for Treatment of Bartholin's Gland Cyst or Abscess On Female Sexual Function: a Pilot Study. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2019;35(2):150-154. PubMed PMID: 30132350.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of CO2 laser for treatment of Bartholin's gland cyst or abscess on female sexual function: a pilot study. AU - Di Donato,Violante, AU - Vena,Flaminia, AU - Casorelli,Assunta, AU - Marchetti,Claudia, AU - Musella,Angela, AU - Tomao,Federica, AU - Perniola,Giorgia, AU - Palaia,Innocenza, AU - Muzii,Ludovico, AU - Monti,Marco, AU - Benedetti Panici,Pierluigi, Y1 - 2018/08/22/ PY - 2018/8/23/pubmed PY - 2019/8/14/medline PY - 2018/8/23/entrez KW - Bartholin gland cyst KW - CO laser KW - Female Sexual Functioning Index KW - sexual function SP - 150 EP - 154 JF - Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology JO - Gynecol Endocrinol VL - 35 IS - 2 N2 - The aim of this study is to evaluate the sexual functionality before and after treatment of Bartholin's gland diseases (BGD) with CO2 laser and to compare our results to patients who underwent surgical cold knife and to a healthy control group (HCG). Consecutive patients (n = 15) affected by BG cyst or abscess who underwent CO2 laser treatment were evaluated. Patients were asked to complete the Italian translation of the Female Sexual Functioning Index (FSFI) before and 4 weeks after treatment. Results after CO2 laser were compared with two control groups: patients affected by BG cyst (n = 15) or abscess treated with surgical cold knife treatment and a HCG (n = 18). A statistically significant advantage of CO2 laser versus cold knife treatment in terms of lubrication, pain and global score were recorded. Both the single scores of five domains and total score of FSFI were globally higher after any treatment compared to before (CO2 and cold knife) of BGD. According to our data, CO2 laser therapy is often well tolerated by patients and correlated with a favorable sexual health recovery. SN - 1473-0766 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30132350/The_impact_of_CO2_laser_for_treatment_of_Bartholin's_gland_cyst_or_abscess_on_female_sexual_function:_a_pilot_study_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09513590.2018.1499088 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -