Bartholin's glands


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Bartholin's glands

Mucus-secreting glands lying between the back part of the vaginal orifice and the lesser lips (labia minora) on either side. They secrete under the influence of sexual excitement and facilitate sexual intercourse. (Carpar Secundus Bartholin, 1655–1738, Danish surgeon).

Bartholin's glands

These glands are embedded in the vestibule of the vagina and function to maintain moisture.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam
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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.
Unilateral Bartholin's gland cyst in a Holstein Friesian crossbred cow.
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Baggish cautioned that excision of the Bartholin's glands is a surgically challenging procedure that can take more than an hour per gland and requires intraoperative visualization with a microscope to ensure accuracy.
Primary Bartholin's gland cancer is rare, comprising 0.1 to 7% of vulvar carcinoma (1-5) and 0.001% of all malignancies in the female genital tract.
During the operation, a firm ill-defined mass with deep infiltration was detected in the anatomic region of Bartholin's gland. This was extended to the vaginal wall and the pelvic floor.
(2) Lesions of the Bartholin's gland are most often due to benign diseases such as cysts and abscess, whereas malignant lesion is rare.
Clinical presentation of Bartholin's gland nodular hyperplasia is rather specific.