Bartholin's glands


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Bartholin's glands

[′bärt·əl·ənz ‚glanz]
(anatomy)
Two pea-sized glands located on each side of the labia minora that secrete a lubricating fluid upon sexual arousal.
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Primary Bartholin's gland cancer is rare, comprising 0.
During the operation, a firm ill-defined mass with deep infiltration was detected in the anatomic region of Bartholin's gland.
We present a case of bilateral hyperplastic Bartholin's gland masses in a patient with perineal pain.
Microscopic examination showed hyperplastic and hypertrophied Bartholin's gland revealing mild edema, chronic inflammatory infiltrate, and focal dilation of ducts with squamous metaplasia (figure 2).
Although inflammatory lesion is the most common cause of swelling of the Bartholin's gland in all age groups, Bartholin's hyperplasia should be considered in cases with a solid mass.
Nodular hyperplasia, adenoma, adenomyoma can sometimes cause Bartholin's gland enlargement and differential diagnosis between these anatomo-pathological types can be difficult based on a simple clinical examination.
Browsing recent literature, there is no mention of the prevalence and incidence of Bartholin's gland nodular hyperplasia since only 36 cases are reported in the modern English-language literature.
Physical examination revealed bilateral firm and tender masses with the clinical diagnosis of Bartholin's gland cyst.