Bartholin's gland


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Bartholin's gland

(bär′tl-ĭnz, -thə-lĭnz)
n.
Either of two small compound racemose glands on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucus and are homologous to the bulbourethral glands in the male.

Bartholin's gland

Etymology: Caspar T. Bartholin
one of two small mucus-secreting glands located on the posterior and lateral aspect of the vestibule of the vagina. Also called greater vestibular gland.

Bartholin's gland

Glandula vestibularis major, vulvovaginal gland Anatomy Either of the paired glands on each side of the vaginal orifice which are homologues of the ♂ bulbourethral glands
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Possible origins of these lesions include Bartholin's glands, sweat glands, ectopic breast tissue, paraurethral glands, sebaceous glands, minor vestibular glands, Gartner's duct remnants, foci of endometriosis, and misplaced cloacal remnants.
The majority of cases of primary adenocarcinomas of the vulva are reported to arise from Bartholin's glands.
Baggish performs an excision of the vestibule and excision of the Bartholin's glands and sometimes other glands, as well as advancement of the vagina.
The Bartholin's glands lie on either side of the entrance to the vagina and create lubrication when a woman is sexually aroused.