What is the initial approach to treatment of Bartholin abscesses?

Updated: Nov 17, 2017
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Although a review of the literature failed to identify a best treatment approach for the first occurrence of a symptomatic Bartholin cyst or abscess, the author recommends the use of the Word catheter as an initial approach. [9, 10, 11] If a Word catheter is not available, incision and drainage (with traditional packing) may be performed.


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