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Bartholin Abscess

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Basics

Description

  • The Bartholin glands are located inferiorly on either side of vaginal opening:
    • Ducts open on sides of labial vestibule.
  • Obstruction of duct produces a usually painless cyst:
    • Infection of cyst results in abscess formation.

Epidemiology

Prevalence
Most common in women aged 20–40 yr

Etiology

  • Anaerobic and aerobic microflora normally found in vagina:
    • Bacteroides species
    • Peptostreptococcus species
    • Escherichia coli
    • Other gram-negative organisms
  • Occasionally Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis

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Citation

Rosen, Peter, et al., editors. "Bartholin Abscess." 5-Minute Emergency Consult, 5th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307083/all/Bartholin_Abscess.
Bartholin Abscess. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, et al, eds. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307083/all/Bartholin_Abscess. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Bartholin Abscess. (2016). In Rosen, P., Shayne, P., Barkin, A. Z., Wolfe, R. E., Hayden, S. R., Barkin, R. M., & Schaider, J. J. (Eds.), 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307083/all/Bartholin_Abscess
Bartholin Abscess [Internet]. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, Wolfe RE, Hayden SR, Barkin RM, Schaider JJ, editors. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307083/all/Bartholin_Abscess.
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