Bartholin Gland Cysts and Abscesses
Bartholin gland cysts are caused when trauma or inflammation obstructs the duct of the Bartholin gland, which normally secretes mucus near the hymenal ring . Often asymptomatic, intermittent obstruction of the duct can cause the cyst to fluctuate in size. If secondarily infected, the cyst can become an abscess.
KeywordsCyst Wall Absorbable Suture Lithotomy Position Healthcare Practitioner Vaginal Opening
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Additional Resources Articles
- http://www.operationalmedicine.org/Videos/Bartholin1.mpg: a video of the procedure of Word catheter insertion.