Bartholin cyst



This 76 year old woman presented with a large Bartholin cyst.  Such a cyst arises usually from blockage of the 

Bartholin's duct with accumulation of fluid over time. Treatment is drainage and marsupialization, leaving the

cyst open so that re-accumulation does not occur.  The cyst is benign and symptomatology is usually discomfort

due to size.  If the cyst becomes infected, a Bartholin's abscess can form and require surgery and antibiotic treatment.

1 minute clinical correlation

Contributed by Dr. Dwayne Lawrence

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