When is emergent gynecologic consultation indicated for the treatment of Bartholin gland diseases?

Updated: Aug 10, 2017
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Patients who present to the ED with Bartholin gland swelling rarely require emergent gynecologic consultation. Relative indications for consultation may include the following:

  • Complex or recurrent abscess requiring general anesthesia in the OR

  • Need for biopsy, usually due to concern for malignancy


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