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Bartholin Cyst
Mariam Moshiri, MD, FSAR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Bartholin glands (or greater vestibular glands) are mucus-secreting glands located in vulvar vestibule, just lateral and inferior to vaginal introitus
                • Drain via narrow duct 2.5 cm in length
                • Cystic dilatation of Bartholin gland occurs secondary to duct obstruction

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      • CT Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Hosseinzadeh K et al: Imaging of the female perineum in adults. Radiographics. 32(4):E129-68, 2012
                                      2. Kushnir VA et al: Novel technique for management of Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses. J Emerg Med. 36(4):388-90, 2009
                                      3. Ergeneli MH: Silver nitrate for Bartholin gland cysts. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 82(2):231-2, 1999
                                      4. Hill DA et al: Office management of Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses. Am Fam Physician. 57(7):1611-6, 1619-20, 1998
                                      5. Yuce K et al: Outpatient management of Bartholin gland abscesses and cysts with silver nitrate. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 34(1):93-6, 1994
                                      6. Brenner B: Laser vaporisation of Bartholin duct cysts. N Z Med J. 104(906):80-1, 1991
                                      7. Cho JY et al: Window operation: an alternative treatment method for Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses. Obstet Gynecol. 76(5 Pt 1):886-8, 1990
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Bartholin glands (or greater vestibular glands) are mucus-secreting glands located in vulvar vestibule, just lateral and inferior to vaginal introitus
                                                    • Drain via narrow duct 2.5 cm in length
                                                    • Cystic dilatation of Bartholin gland occurs secondary to duct obstruction

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Hosseinzadeh K et al: Imaging of the female perineum in adults. Radiographics. 32(4):E129-68, 2012
                                                                          2. Kushnir VA et al: Novel technique for management of Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses. J Emerg Med. 36(4):388-90, 2009
                                                                          3. Ergeneli MH: Silver nitrate for Bartholin gland cysts. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 82(2):231-2, 1999
                                                                          4. Hill DA et al: Office management of Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses. Am Fam Physician. 57(7):1611-6, 1619-20, 1998
                                                                          5. Yuce K et al: Outpatient management of Bartholin gland abscesses and cysts with silver nitrate. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 34(1):93-6, 1994
                                                                          6. Brenner B: Laser vaporisation of Bartholin duct cysts. N Z Med J. 104(906):80-1, 1991
                                                                          7. Cho JY et al: Window operation: an alternative treatment method for Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses. Obstet Gynecol. 76(5 Pt 1):886-8, 1990