Treatment of Bartholin gland cyst with CO2laser

Neila Maria de Góis Speck Karol Pereira Ruela Boechat Georgia Mouzinho Lima dos Santos Julisa Chamorro Lascasas Ribalta About the authors

ABSTRACT

Objective

To describe the results of treatment with CO2 laser for Bartholin gland cysts.

Methods

Thirty-one women with Bartholin gland cysts were treated with CO2laser at an outpatient´s setting. Skin incision was performed with focused laser beam, the capsule was opened to drain mucoid content, followed by internal vaporization of impaired capsule.

Results

There were no complications. Five patients had recurrence of the cyst and were submitted to a second and successful session.

Conclusion

CO2 laser surgery was effective to treat Bartholin gland cysts with minimal or no complications, and can be performed at an outpatient´s setting.

Bartholin’s glands/pathology; Vulvar vestibulitis/therapy; Lasers, gas/therapeutic use

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