Anatomy & Embryology
Bartholin's cyst is treated by: (AIIMS May 2012)
|D||Partial excision curettage|
i. Bartholin's cyst is caused by lockage of Bartholin's duct after inflammation or due to blockage by inspissated secretion.
ii. It appears as a swelling on the inner side of junction of anterior 2/3rd with the posterior 1/3rd of the labium majus.
iii. Small cysts may be asymptomatic but larger cysts cause discomfort, dyspareunia.
b. Treatment; consists of total excision or marsupialization in which an incision is made into the cyst and the lining epithelium is sutured to the skin by interrupted sutures.
c. The opening contracts down to form a small sinus permitting the gland to, function.