IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 19 / Issue 5 / pii/1998203

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Primary reconstructive surgery with a sliding flap for carcinoma of the Bartholin gland

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1 Department of Woman and Child Health, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
2 Department of Plastic Surgerk, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1998, 19(5), 464–465;
Published: 10 October 1998

Bartholin gland tumours are rare and therefore recommendations concerning management have been based on small series Although there is a tendency today to perform less radical surgery, meaning hemivulvectomy or a wide local excision, the anato­mical position of these tumours often leads to a large postoperative defect. The objective of this report is to present data on three patients but mainly to describe our surgical technique where a sliding flap obtained from the gluteal region is used for primary closure. This surgical procedure offers a functional and cosmetically acceptable vulva which is of importance considering the rela­tive young age of patients with Bartholin gland tumours.

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