Bartholin's cyst


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Bartholin's cyst

Etymology: Caspar T. Bartholin
a cyst that arises from one of the vestibular glands or from its ducts and fills with clear fluid that replaces the suppurative exudate characteristic of chronic inflammation.

Bartholin's cyst

Gynecology A cyst that develops when the duct of a Bartholin gland is obstructed

Bartholin's cyst

An accumulation of mucin secretion causing expansion of one of the BARTHOLIN'S GLANDS to form a swelling to one side of the vaginal entrance.
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Aspiration and alcohol sclerotherapy: a novel method for management of Bartholin's cyst or abscess.
4) Alternative diagnoses include vulvar abscess, Bartholin's cyst, Gartner's duct cyst, vaginal prolapse, pelvic floor hernia, vaginal mass or polyp, obturator or levator hernia, liposarcoma, fibrosarcoma, and sarcoma botryoides.
If an infection narrows the duct by scarring, the gland may not be able to empty and a Bartholin's cyst, a painless swelling of the duct, may form.