Cytologic diagnosis of Bartholin's gland adenocarcinoma.


An adenocarcinoma of Bartholin's gland was diagnosed by a smear of a swollen lesion of the left vulva, with confirmation on the subsequent surgical specimen. This appears to be the second such case in which the diagnosis was established by cytologic examination of the smear. This rare tumor should be considered in patients presenting with vulvar swellings; cytologic examination can be useful in its early diagnosis, as demonstrated by this case.

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@article{Mauro1986CytologicDO, title={Cytologic diagnosis of Bartholin's gland adenocarcinoma.}, author={J M De Mauro and J Skolom and Robert C Wallach and E Rorat}, journal={Acta cytologica}, year={1986}, volume={30 5}, pages={491-3} }