IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4441.2018

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Case Report
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin’s gland. From the ISSVD Case Consultation Committee
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1 Department of Surgical Pathology, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 Vulvar Section, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Chief of Vulvar Section, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 Fellow of Vulvar Section, Department of Gynecology, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(6), 1034–1036;
Published: 10 December 2018

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is an uncommon histological type of the already rare carcinoma of Bartholin’s gland. The authors present a case of a 45-year-old woman who was admitted with a two-month history of vulvar pain. Physical examination revealed a 2×2- cm fixed mass on the right vaginal wall, originating from the area of Bartholin’s gland. As the mass was located in deep tissue, a biopsy could not be performed. Therefore, local excision of the mass was performed under general anesthesia. Pathology examination revealed an ACC of Bartholin’s gland. Because of malignancy diagnosis, a more radical surgery was mandatory: a posterior hemivulvectomy, obtaining clear margins, and bilateral inguinofemoral node dissection were performed. In this type of cancer, local recurrences are common and often precede distant metastases.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma
Bartholin’s gland
Painful mass
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