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

Updated: Aug 10, 2017
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The following features are suggestive of Bartholin gland malignancy. Patients who present with any of these features should be referred to a gynecologist for biopsy:

  • Age older than 40 years

  • Chronic or gradually progressive, painless mass

  • Solid, nonfluctuant, painless mass

  • Prior history of labial malignancy


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