Case report from Mayo Clinic: Locally advanced Bartholin gland carcinoma

Melva E. Pinn, Laura M. Austin, David A. Schomas, Robert C. Miller

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Tumors of the Bartholin gland are rare, comprising less than 5% of all vulvar malignancies. Treatment is largely based on that of vulvar and anal squamous cell carcinomas. A case of invasive, grade 4, poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the Bartholin gland is presented. Our patient, a 47-year-old woman, had a history significant for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia treated with conization, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and tobacco use. The course of treatment included preoperative radiotherapy plus 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin chemotherapy, followed by restaging and posterior exenteration in combination with vaginal reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalRadiology and Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • Bartholin gland
  • Drug therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Vulvar neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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