Bartholin Gland Diseases Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 10, 2017
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the pathophysiology of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the prevalence of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the prognosis of Bartholin gland diseases?

Where are patient education resources for Bartholin gland diseases found?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of Bartholin gland diseases?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Bartholin abscess?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Bartholin cysts?

What causes Bartholin gland diseases?

What are complications of the treatment for Bartholin gland diseases?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Bartholin Gland Diseases?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Bartholin gland diseases?

When is biopsy indicated in the workup of Bartholin gland disease?

Treatment

What is included in emergency department (ED) care of Bartholin gland diseases?

How is incision and drainage performed in the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the role of marsupialization in the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the role of excision in the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the role of laser therapy in the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is the role of ablation in the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

When is emergent gynecologic consultation indicated for the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

What is included in followup care after treatment of Bartholin gland disease?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Bartholin abscesses?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Bartholin Gland Diseases?

Which medications in the drug class Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Bartholin Gland Diseases?