Bartholin's gland abscess in a prepubertal female: A case report
Bartholin Gland Cyst | Michigan Medicine
The Bartholin glands are in a woman's vulva. This is the area around the vagina. The glands are normally about the size of a pea. They provide fluid to the vulvar area through a small opening. If the opening is blocked, the gland swells with fluid and forms a cyst. You can have a cyst for years with no symptoms. But if a cyst gets infected by bacteria, it can grow and become red and painful.
Management of Bartholin's Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess
A more recent article on Bartholin gland cyst and gland abscess is available. Bartholin's glands are located bilaterally at the posterior introitus and drain through ducts that empty into the vestibule at approximately the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. These normally pea-sized glands are palpable only if the duct becomes cystic or a gland abscess develops.
They secrete vaginal lubricating fluid. The fluid helps protect vaginal tissue during sexual intercourse. They usually grow slowly. If the cyst becomes infected, additional symptoms can develop.