We read with interest the article by Drs. Kushnir and Mosquera on the treatment of Bartholin abscesses (
1). The simple ring catheter works well in our experience (
- Kushnir V.A.
- Mosquera C.
Novel technique for management of Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses.
J Emerg Med. 2009; 36: 388-390
2). Typically, we use a softer catheter for the ring, but we've also used butterfly tubing in a pinch.
- Gennis P.
- Li S.F.
- Provataris J.
Jacobi ring catheter treatment of Bartholin's abscesses.
Am J Emerg Med. 2005; 23: 414-415
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- Novel technique for management of Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses.J Emerg Med. 2009; 36: 388-390
- Jacobi ring catheter treatment of Bartholin's abscesses.Am J Emerg Med. 2005; 23: 414-415
Published online: September 22, 2009
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- Novel Technique for Management of Bartholin Gland Cysts and AbscessesJournal of Emergency MedicineVol. 36Issue 4
- PreviewBackground: Definitive methods for treatment of a Bartholin cyst and abscess include placement of a Word catheter, marsupialization, application of silver nitrate, and surgical excision. Placement of a Word catheter is the most frequently employed technique for office and emergency department (ED) management. However, many institutions do not have the Word catheter available; in addition, the catheter has a tendency to dislodge before epithelialization, leading to recurrence of the cyst. Objective: We have developed a simple technique for management of Bartholin gland abscess or cyst using readily available materials.