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Bartholin Gland Cysts and Abscesses

  • Janice E. Daugherty
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Abstract

Bartholin gland cysts are caused when trauma or inflammation obstructs the duct of the Bartholin gland, which normally secretes mucus near the hymenal ring [1]. Often asymptomatic, intermittent obstruction of the duct can cause the cyst to fluctuate in size. If secondarily infected, the cyst can become an abscess.

Keywords

Cyst Wall Absorbable Suture Lithotomy Position Healthcare Practitioner Vaginal Opening 
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Websites

  1. http://www.operationalmedicine.org/Videos/Bartholin1.mpg: a video of the procedure of Word catheter insertion.

Equipment Companies

  1. Rusch Corporation, 1-800-553-5214, www.rusch.com
  2. CooperSurgical, 1-800-243-2974, www.coopersurgical.com
  3. Milex Products 1-800-621-1278 www.milexproducts.com

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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