Fistulization: an effective treatment for Bartholin's abscesses and cysts.Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1987; 66(1):63-4.AO
We describe our experience with the technique of fistulization for the treatment of Bartholin's abscesses and cysts. The principal objective of this treatment is the restoration of the normal gland's function. The study group included 46 patients who underwent the procedure during a 12-year period. Eight patients had to undergo a refistulization, a recurrency rate of 17.4%. The fistulization procedure provides satisfactory results in a high percentage of cases. It is a simple procedure requiring very little surgical time and has fewer recurrences than marsupialization and other forms of drainage.