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Question: How is a Bartholin’s cyst treated?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Answer: Not all require treatment. They are usually only treated if they are symptomatic. There are three levels of treatment: incision and drainage, marsupialization, and excision. Most Bartholin’s duct cysts respond to incision and drainage. The incision is made medially toward the vagina and hymenal ring. After making a 5-mm stab incision, a Ward catheter […]

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Question: Are Bartholin’s duct cysts infectious?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Answer: Most Bartholin’s duct cysts are sterile; the cyst is filled only with the mucinous material produced by the gland. If the cyst contains purulent material, it is termed a Bartholin’s abscess. These infections are usually polymicrobial. Neisseria gonorrhoeae can sometimes be isolated. Reference: Stenchever MA, Droegemueller W, Herbst AL, Mishell DR (eds): Comprehensive Gynecology, […]

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