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

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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This report probably represents the first description of a Bartholin's gland tumor in goats.
Bartholin's gland carcinoma, malignant melanoma and other rare tumours of the vulva.
Wang, "Adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin's gland: A case report," Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.
Kikkawa, "High-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy of Bartholin's gland: A case report," Gynecologic Oncology, vol.
(2) Lesions of the Bartholin's gland are most often due to benign diseases such as cysts and abscess, whereas malignant lesion is rare.
It has been reported that Gram-negative bacteria was more commonly isolated than Gram-positive species that are found in the cultivated Bartholin's gland abscess pus; however, the controversy has been observed among directly isolated suspicious species because the abscess is caused by multiple microorganisms [3].
HerviasVivancos, "Vulvar leiomyosarcoma in Bartholin's gland area: a case report and literature review," Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol.
(5) In the female genital tract, the cervix is the most common site of ACC but is rare in Bartholin's gland. (5,7) The diagnostic criteria for primary carcinoma of Bartholin's glands are; i) the tumor is located in Bartholin's gland area, ii) transition between normal epithelium to neoplastic epithelium is identified, and iii) no tumor is detected in other sites.
The differential diagnosis of AMF includes Bartholin's gland cyst, as in our case, smooth muscle tumors, peripheral nerve sheath tumors, glomus tumor, chondroid syringoma, myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma, angiomyolipoma, spindle cell lipoma and myxoid liposarcoma.
Even when both Bartholin's glands are destroyed other glands in the vagina are capable of secreting adequate amounts of lubricants.
-- Up to 97% of patients with vulvar vestibulitis can become totally pain free after surgical excision of the Bartholin's glands, said Dr.
The Bartholin's glands lie on either side of the entrance to the vagina and create lubrication when a woman is sexually aroused.