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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Clinical pathology of Bartholin's Glands: a review of the literature.
Lee et al., "Analysis of clinical outcomes of patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin's glands," International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, vol.
Neoplastic myoepithelial cell tumors can be found in nearly all exocrine gland tissues such as skin, soft tissue, sweat glands, breast, lacrimal glands, Bartholin's glands, nasal septum, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, lung, esophagus, retroperitoneum, and prostate gland.
Bartholin's glands located bilaterally at the posterior introitus drain through ducts that empty into the vestibule at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions and moisten the vulvar area.
Unique structures in females are the greater vestibular glands (Bartholin's glands), Skene glands, vaginal vestibule, clitoris, and vulva.
l Blocked gland: If the glands at the vaginal opening (Bartholin's glands) get blocked or infected, this causes painful swelling.
-- Up to 97% of patients with vulvar vestibulitis can become totally pain free after surgical excision of the Bartholin's glands, said Dr.
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) In the female genital tract, the cervix is the most common site of ACC but is rare in Bartholin's gland. (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.
The diagnosis was hyperplastic and hypertrophied Bartholin's gland. Hyperplasia is a rare etiology for an enlarged Bartholin's gland.