Treatment of Bartholin's abscess. Marsupialization versus incision, curettage and suture under antibiotic cover. A randomized study with 6 months' follow-up

P G Andersen, S Christensen, G U Detlefsen, P Kern-Hansen
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 1992, 71 (1): 59-62
Conventional marsupialization was compared with incision plus curettage and primary suture of the abscess cavity under antibiotic (Clindamycin) cover in a prospective, randomized study of 32 patients with Bartholin's abscess. The median time to healing was 5 days less after suture than after marsupialization alone. The difference was statistically significant. 29 patients were followed up for 6 months. Recurrence of abscesses tended not to be more frequent after suture, making suture an attractive, safe and convenient alternative treatment for Bartholin's abscess.

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