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Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management.
Am Fam Physician. 2019 06 15; 99(12):760-766.AF

Abstract

The Bartholin glands, located in the base of the labia minora, have a role in vaginal lubrication. Because of the presence of other glands, removal of a Bartholin gland does not affect lubrication. Ductal blockage of these typically pea-sized structures can result in enlargement of the gland and subsequent development of Bartholin duct cysts or gland abscesses. Two percent of women will develop a cyst or an abscess in their lifetime, and physicians should be familiar with the range of treatment options. Bartholin duct cysts and gland abscesses can be treated in the office. The healing and recurrence rates are similar among fistulization, marsupialization, and silver nitrate and alcohol sclerotherapy. Needle aspiration and incision and drainage, the two simplest procedures, are not recommended because of the relatively increased recurrence rate.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31194482

Citation

Omole, Folashade, et al. "Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management." American Family Physician, vol. 99, no. 12, 2019, pp. 760-766.
Omole F, Kelsey RC, Phillips K, et al. Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management. Am Fam Physician. 2019;99(12):760-766.
Omole, F., Kelsey, R. C., Phillips, K., & Cunningham, K. (2019). Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management. American Family Physician, 99(12), 760-766.
Omole F, et al. Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management. Am Fam Physician. 2019 06 15;99(12):760-766. PubMed PMID: 31194482.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management. AU - Omole,Folashade, AU - Kelsey,Riba C, AU - Phillips,Kiwita, AU - Cunningham,Kirstie, PY - 2019/6/14/entrez PY - 2019/6/14/pubmed PY - 2020/4/3/medline SP - 760 EP - 766 JF - American family physician JO - Am Fam Physician VL - 99 IS - 12 N2 - The Bartholin glands, located in the base of the labia minora, have a role in vaginal lubrication. Because of the presence of other glands, removal of a Bartholin gland does not affect lubrication. Ductal blockage of these typically pea-sized structures can result in enlargement of the gland and subsequent development of Bartholin duct cysts or gland abscesses. Two percent of women will develop a cyst or an abscess in their lifetime, and physicians should be familiar with the range of treatment options. Bartholin duct cysts and gland abscesses can be treated in the office. The healing and recurrence rates are similar among fistulization, marsupialization, and silver nitrate and alcohol sclerotherapy. Needle aspiration and incision and drainage, the two simplest procedures, are not recommended because of the relatively increased recurrence rate. SN - 1532-0650 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31194482/Bartholin_Duct_Cyst_and_Gland_Abscess:_Office_Management_ L2 - https://www.aafp.org/link_out?pmid=31194482 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -