A Report of Two Cases of “Giant Bartholin Gland Cysts” SuccessfullyTreated by Excision with Review of Literature PD11-PD13
Dr. Anji Reddy Kallam,
Director and Plastic Surgeon, Department of Plastic Surgery, ASRAM Medical college, Eluru-534004, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Bartholin’s gland cysts are one of the common vulval masses that may start as asymptomatic cysts but if left untreated, may become large and infected requiring medical attention. We are presenting two interesting and rare cases of giant Bartholin cyst and their treatment in this case report. Two female patients of perimenopausal age presented with giant vulval cysts to the outpatient department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They reached a size of 10 cm and 20 cm diameter respectively, presenting with some diagnostic and later reconstruction of the labia majus. MRI pelvis provided good information regarding the size, shape and extent of the cyst, which was very useful during surgery. Both these cases were successfully treated by excision of the cyst and histopathological examination after complete excision. One of the cases presented as dumb-bell shaped swelling with large cyst superiorly and smaller cyst extending into the buttock connected by narrow neck and showed cross fluctuation. This type of dumb-bell shaped presentation of Bartholin’s cyst is rather unusual and has not been reported in the available literature