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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2008;42(5): 314-316.
Bilateral Bartholin's Gland Hyperplasia Associated with Bartholin's Gland Cyst: A Brief Case Report.
Hyun Soo Kim, Gou Young Kim, Sung Jig Lim, Eun Hee You, Youn Wha Kim
1Department of Pathology, East-West Neo Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. pathogen@medimail.co.kr
2Department of Woman's Medicine Center, East-West Neo Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Kyung Hee Medical Center, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
A 40-year-old woman underwent surgery to remove tender bilateral vulvar masses. The masses were gray/brown, well circumscribed, non-encapsulated, and were composed of an increased number of ducts and acini with a normal lobular architecture and a duct-acinar relationship. This appearance was consistent with Bartholin's gland hyperplasia (BGH). Bilateral Bartholin's gland cysts were also associated with BGH. Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions of Bartholin's gland are uncommon, and only a few cases of BGH have been reported in the literature. Hyperplasia is a rare etiology for an enlarged Bartholin's gland, and must be distinguished histologically from adenoma.
Key Words: Bartholin's gland; Hyperplasia; Adenoma; Cyst