When should Bartholin duct carcinoma be suspected?

Updated: Nov 17, 2017
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Malignant tumors of the vulvar soft tissue are very uncommon. When localized in the Bartholin gland area, these tumors can be mistaken for benign lesions, leading to a delayed diagnosis. [17] This rare form of carcinoma has an approximate incidence of 0.1 cases per 100,000 women.

Women older than 40 years should be referred to a gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. [18]


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