What are potential complications of Bartholin abscess drainage?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Excessive bleeding is a potential complication for any surgical procedure.


Recurrence is the most common complication after incision and drainage (~30%). Premature dislodgement of the Word catheter results in incision closure and high rates of recurrence.

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