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bartholin gland

Morgane Choquet, Emilie Pluquet, Sandrine Castelain, Raphaël Guihéneuf, Véronique Decroix
BACKGROUND: Aggregatibacter aphrophilus, a commensal of the oro-pharyngeal flora and member of the HACEK group of organisms, is an uncommonly encountered clinical pathogen. It has already been described as the causative agent of brain abscesses, empyema, meningitis, sinusitis, otitis media, bacteriemia, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, endocarditis and wound infections. Herein we report the first case of bartholinitis due to A. aphrophilus. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old woman was admitted for a 3-day genital pain without fever and urinary functional signs...
October 18, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
J A Kroese, M van der Velde, L P Morssink, M H Zafarmand, P Geomini, Pjm van Kesteren, C M Radder, L F van der Voet, Jpwr Roovers, Gcm Graziosi, W M van Baal, J van Bavel, R Catshoek, E R Klinkert, Jaf Huirne, T J Clark, Bwj Mol, N Reesink-Peters
OBJECTIVE: To compare recurrence of a cyst or abscess of the Bartholin gland after surgical treatment using a Word catheter or marsupialisation. DESIGN: Multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Eighteen hospitals in the Netherlands and one hospital in England. POPULATION: Women with a symptomatic cyst or abscess of the Bartholin gland. METHODS: Women were randomised to treatment with Word catheter or marsupialisation...
September 19, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Christopher J Kliethermes, Mitul Shah, Susan Hoffstetter, Jeffrey A Gavard, Andrew Steele
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of vestibulectomy in treating vulvodynia for patients with inadequate response to vulvar care guidelines and medical management. DESIGN: Retrospective case series (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). PATIENTS: All patients who underwent a vestibulectomy from 2004 to 2013 for vulvodynia. INTERVENTIONS: All patients in this study underwent a vestibulectomy. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: In this study we analyzed 31 patients' overall reported pain scores and Q-tip test scores before and after vestibulectomy...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Mustafa Öztürk, Yakup Çil, Ferdi Kıncı, Hakan Çermik
BACKGROUND: Cystic lesions associated with the blockage of Bartholin gland ducts are frequently seen, but occurrence outside the normal vestibular localization is quite rare. CASE: A 16-year-old patient presented with a localized cystic lump approximately 4 cm in size on one of her labia minora. After an excision, she was diagnosed with an atypically localized Bartholin cyst. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION: It is very difficult to make an early diagnosis for an atypically localized Bartholin cystic lesion in adolescence; it can be diagnosed only after a pathological examination...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Fatimah Alnafisah, Joanne Alfieri
Vulvar neoplasms represent four percent of all gynecological cancers. While most cases of vulvar neoplasms are benign, two percent of patients present with malignant disease. We present the case of a 37-year-old premenopausal female who presented to an outside institution with a lump in her left vulva, which had progressively enlarged to the size of an egg. A wide local excision of the left vulva was performed, and the pathology revealed a high-grade sarcoma, not otherwise specified (NOS), with negative margins...
2016: Curēus
Amira Elbendary, Eric Cochran, Qiang Xie, Filamer Kabigting, Leanne Pereira, Dirk M Elston, Edward Heilman
Hidradenoma papilliferum is a benign cutaneous adnexal neoplasm, commonly occurring in the vulva and perianal region of adult women. It has characteristic histopathological features composed of anastomosing and branching tubules, lined by columnar cells, and a basal layer of myoepithelial cells. A 39-year-old woman was evaluated for 2 asymptomatic labial masses. The histopathological examination revealed a Bartholin's cyst and a hidradenoma papilliferum. The latter contains a distinct area of oncocytic/oxyphilic metaplasia...
June 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Neila Maria de Góis Speck, Karol Pereira Ruela Boechat, Georgia Mouzinho Lima Dos Santos, Julisa Chamorro Lascasas Ribalta
OBJECTIVE: To describe the results of treatment with CO2 laser for Bartholin gland cysts. METHODS: Thirty-one women with Bartholin gland cysts were treated with CO2laser at an outpatient´s setting. Skin incision was performed with focused laser beam, the capsule was opened to drain mucoid content, followed by internal vaporization of impaired capsule. RESULTS: There were no complications. Five patients had recurrence of the cyst and were submitted to a second and successful session...
January 2016: Einstein
Allison A Eubanks, Hector M Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Vaginal cysts are a common finding. The differential diagnosis includes epidermal inclusion, Bartholin gland, Gartner duct, and Skene gland cysts and Müllerian anomalies. Rarely, leiomyomas, cancers, or ectopic ureters or megaureters are found. CASE: A 31-year-old woman, gravida 3 para 3, presented with a 12-year history of intermittent abdominal pain and involuntary loss of urine. She was diagnosed with ectopic vaginal megaureter after evaluation and subsequently underwent a nephroureterectomy with a marsupialized distal ureter...
May 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
A Mousa, K Rahimi, T Warkus
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of Bartholin's gland is a rare variant and around 90 cases have been reported. Herein, the authors re port a locally advanced ACC of Bartholin's gland that was treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by right radical hemi-vulvectomy and reconstruction with a gracilis musculocutanous flap. There was no evidence of recurrence after three years of follow up.
2016: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Simona Pichler Sekulic, Miroslav Sekulic
Nodular fasciitis involving the vulva on physical examination can mimic a Bartholin gland lesion, and histologically can have overlapping features with more ominous mesenchymal pathologies. We describe a case in which a 52-year-old perimenopausal woman presents with a vulvar mass. After an initial biopsy and later excision, the myofibroblastic lesion was noted to have areas of differing cellularity, with compact nodule formations at the periphery. Immunohistochemical staining showed lesional cells to be positive for desmin, estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and smooth muscle actin, and negative for CD34, ALK-1, myogenin, caldesmon, S100, and wide spectrum (Oscar) cytokeratin...
March 18, 2016: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Bo Zhang, Zongfan Yang, Ricardo M Zhang, Li Liu, Feng Zhang, Jingjing Chen, Ke Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ranula development according to anatomic variation of the ductal system of sublingual gland (SLG), especially the presence of Bartholin's duct. METHODS: The anatomic variation of SLG duct was prospectively investigated and compared between 55 consecutive patients with ranulas treated by SLG excision (group 1) and another 15 consecutive patients undergoing similar surgeries for other conditions (group 2). The ductal structures of SLGs and submandibular glands (SMG) were also compared between the pediatric patients and adult patients with ranulas...
April 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Antonio Frega, Mauro Schimberni, Eleonora Ralli, Antonella Verrone, Federica Manzara, Matteo Schimberni, Flavia Nobili, Donatella Caserta
PURPOSE: The treatment of Bartholin's gland cysts by traditional surgery is characterized by some disadvantages and complications such as hemorrhage, postoperative dyspareunia, infections, necessity for a general anesthesia. Contrarily, CO2 laser surgery might be less invasive and more effective as it solves many problems of traditional surgery. The aim of our study is to describe CO2 laser technique evaluating its feasibility, complication rate and results vs traditional surgery. METHODS: Among patients treated for Bartholin's gland cyst, we enrolled 62 patients comparing traditional surgical excision vs CO2 laser surgery of whom 27 patients underwent traditional surgery, whereas 35 patients underwent CO2 laser surgery...
August 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Vakkas Korkmaz, Zehra Kurdoğlu, Burak Karadag, Tufan Arslanca, Muzaffer Caydere, Yusuf Ergun
Sarcomas of the vulva in the Bartholin's gland area are extremely rare in adults and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. A 65-year-old female patient without any previous complaint presented to our hospital complaining of a genital lump with progressive enlargement over the last six months. Pelvic examination revealed a 6 × 5 cm solid mass lesion with irregular margins localized in the left Bartholin's gland. Preoperative pathology results indicated a benign lesion, which was subsequently totally excised...
February 18, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Asha B Bhalwal, Alpa M Nick, Ricardo Dos Reis, Chun-Ling Chen, Mark F Munsell, Preetha Ramalingam, Mila Pontremoli Salcedo, Pedro T Ramirez, Anil K Sood, Kathleen M Schmeler
OBJECTIVE: Primary carcinoma of the Bartholin gland is a rare malignancy that accounts for approximately 5% of vulvar carcinomas. The aim of the study was to compare the outcomes of women with primary Bartholin gland carcinoma (BGC) with those with non-Bartholin gland-related vulvar carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 429 patients with invasive vulvar carcinoma evaluated at a single institution between 1993 and 2011 was performed. Medical records were reviewed for demographic data, pathologic information, treatment type, and recurrence/outcome information...
May 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Ihssane Hakimi, Farid Kassidi, Hafsa Chahdi, Youssef Benabdjlil, Jaouad Kouach, Driss Moussaoui, Mohamed Dehayni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Pan African Medical Journal
Z Topolovec, V Blažičević, S Šijanović, D Vidosavljević
Squamous cell carcinoma of the Bartholm's glands is a very rare form of vulvar neoplasm. This case presents a 46-year-old female diagnosed with advanced primary squamous cell cancer of the Bartholin glands that has proven positive for human papillomavirus (HPV). The patient was treated with a wide excision of the tumor, an ipsilateral lymphadenectomy, and an adjuvant chemotherapy and irradiation. After two years of follow-up the patient remains in remission.
2015: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Marek Nowak, Magdalena Rycel, Marian Szpakowski, Andrzej Kulig, Janusz Sobotkowski, Adam Dziki
Carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland is very rare, comprises below 2% of Bartholin's gland lesions and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ADC) is one of the most uncommon variants and accounts for 10-15% of Bartholin's gland malignancies. There is no consensus on treatment of ADC of the Bartholin's gland: reported cases were treated with local excision or vulvectomy with or without lymphadenectomy followed or not by radiotherapy. The survival of patients varies significantly, so we present a case of interdisciplinary treatment of ADC resulting in 15 years' survival...
October 2014: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
A Frega, A Verrone, M Schimberni, F Manzara, E Ralli, A Catalano, M Schimberni, F Torcia, G Cozza, P Bianchi, R Marziani, A Lukic
OBJECTIVE: Traditional surgery presents some disadvantages, such as the necessity for general anesthesia, hemorrhage, recurrence of pathology, and the possible onset of dyspareunia due to an excessive scarring. CO2 laser surgery might resolve these problems and might be employed in a wider range of clinical indications than usual. We examined the results of CO2 laser surgery in patients affected by benign pathologies and congenital malformations of the female lower genital tract. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this observational study, we enrolled 49 women who underwent CO2 laser surgery for the following indications: Bartholin's gland cyst, imperforate hymen, vaginal septum, Nabothian cyst, and vaginal polyps...
2015: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mohammad Thawabi, Sarah Studyvin
CONTEXT: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes. It is characterized by a triad of increased total body ketone concentration, metabolic acidosis, and uncontrolled hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia is a key diagnostic criterion of DKA; however, in some rare cases, normal glucose levels can be present. CASE REPORTS: We describe two patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1); one who presented with a Bartholin's gland abscess and the other with acute pancreatitis...
June 2015: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Min Y Lee, Amanda Dalpiaz, Richard Schwamb, Yimei Miao, Wayne Waltzer, Ali Khan
The Bartholin's glands are located symmetrically at the posterior region of the vaginal opening and play an important role in the female reproductive system. These two pea-sized glands are involved in mucus secretion and vaginal lubrication. Cyst formation in the glands is common and results from mucus build-up in gland ducts. It is important to monitor such cysts because they may occur in the form of carcinomas. Larger cysts and abscesses are found in the lower vestibular region and typically present with erythema and edema...
May 2015: Current Urology
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