Incision and Drainage of Bartholin Gland Duct Cyst or Abscess with Word Catheter Placement; Marsupialization of Bartholin Gland Duct Cyst or Abscess

  • Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez
  • Kate A. McCrackenEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for incision and drainage of Bartholin gland duct cyst or abscess as performed by open approach. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: bimanual examination, vertical incision, placement of Word catheter, or marsupialization.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Gynecology Bartholin gland Bartholin duct Abscess Incision and drainage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez
    • 1
  • Kate A. McCracken
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Hospital La Paz, Department of Pediatric SurgeryMadridSpain
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric & Adolescent GynecologyColumbusUSA

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