Atypical Location of a Bartholin Cyst in Adolescence

Mustafa Öztürk, Yakup Çil, Ferdi Kıncı, Hakan Çermik
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2016, 29 (5): e83-e85

BACKGROUND: Cystic lesions associated with the blockage of Bartholin gland ducts are frequently seen, but occurrence outside the normal vestibular localization is quite rare.

CASE: A 16-year-old patient presented with a localized cystic lump approximately 4 cm in size on one of her labia minora. After an excision, she was diagnosed with an atypically localized Bartholin cyst.

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION: It is very difficult to make an early diagnosis for an atypically localized Bartholin cystic lesion in adolescence; it can be diagnosed only after a pathological examination. In the differential diagnosis of a vulvar lump, an atypically localized Bartholin cyst should also be considered as a possibility.

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