Bartholin's glands


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Bartholin's glands

(ˈbɑːθəlɪnz)
pl n
(Anatomy) anatomy two small reddish-yellow glands, one on each side of the vaginal orifice, that secrete a mucous lubricating substance during sexual stimulation in females. Compare Cowper's glands
[named by Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist, in honour of his father, Thomas]

Bartholin's glands

A pair of glands flanking the outlet of the vagina. They produce a lubricating fluid.
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Up to 97% of patients with vulvar vestibulitis can become totally pain free after surgical excision of the Bartholin's glands, said Dr.
You can pinpoint this in virtually every case of vestibulitis, and the Bartholin's glands seem to be the most frequently affected," Dr.
1,2] The majority of cases reported in the literature arise from Bartholin's glands.
The Bartholin's glands and Skene's glands were without lesion, as was the external urethral meatus.
THERE are a pair of oval, pea-sized glands whose ducts open into the vulva and these are called Bartholin's glands.
5,7) The diagnostic criteria for primary carcinoma of Bartholin's glands are; i) the tumor is located in Bartholin's gland area, ii) transition between normal epithelium to neoplastic epithelium is identified, and iii) no tumor is detected in other sites.
The Bartholin's glands lie on either side of the entrance to the vagina and create lubrication when a woman is sexually aroused.
Clinical presentation of Bartholin's gland nodular hyperplasia is rather specific, although inflammatory lesion is the most common cause of swelling of the Bartholin's gland in all age groups.