PRIMARY-CARCINOMA OF THE BARTHOLIN GLAND - A REPORT OF 14 CASES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Leuchter, R. S., Hacker, N. F., Voet, R. L., Berek, J. S., Townsend, D. E., Lagasse, L. D. 1982; 60 (3): 361-368


Fourteen cases of primary carcinoma of the Bartholin gland were treated between 1955 and 1980. Follow-up information was available on all patients. Ten patients have survived free of disease for 5 or more years. Three patients with positive inguinal lymph nodes have survived 5 years. Histological patterns and lymph node involvement are analyzed. The authors' data and a review of the literature support the concept that radical vulvectomy with bilateral inguinal-femoral lymphadenectomy is required for all histologic types of Bartholin gland carcinoma. Routine pelvic lymph node dissection is not necessary when the inguinal-femoral nodes are negative for metastases.

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