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Vulvar procedures: biopsy, bartholin abscess treatment, and condyloma treatment

Edward J Mayeaux, Danielle Cooper
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America 2013, 40 (4): 759-72
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Several benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions may arise on the vulva, and multiple types of procedures may be used to diagnose and treat these conditions. Punch and shave biopsies may be used to diagnose most vulvar conditions, but lesions suspected of being melanomas may best be diagnosed with narrow-margin excisional biopsies. Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses may be treated with several different treatment modalities, the most common of which are fistulization and marsupialization. Genital warts may be treated with several medical and surgical modalities to relieve symptoms.

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