Treatment of Bartholin gland cyst with CO2laser

Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2016 Jan-Mar;14(1):25-9. doi: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3568.
[Article in English, Portuguese]

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.

Objetivo: Descrever os resultados do tratamento com laser de CO2 para o cisto da glândula de Bartholin.

Métodos: Foram tratadas 31 mulheres com cisto da glândula de Bartholin em regime ambulatorial com o laser de CO2. Foram realizados: incisão da pele com feixe de laser focalizado, abertura da cápsula com drenagem do conteúdo mucoide e vaporização interna da cápsula doente.

Resultados: Não ocorreram complicações. Cinco pacientes apresentaram recidiva do cisto, sendo submetidas à segunda sessão, com sucesso em todas.

Conclusão: A cirurgia com laser de CO2 foi efetiva para o tratamento do cisto da glândula de Bartholin, com mínima ou nenhuma complicação, podendo ser realizada em ambiente ambulatorial.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / economics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Bartholin's Glands / surgery*
  • Cysts / surgery*
  • Drainage / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Gas / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Care
  • Recurrence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult