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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;49(6):1371-1377.
Published online June 1, 2006.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland: report of two cases and review of the literature.
Sook Young Vivian Yang, Jeong Won Lee, Woo Sun Kim, Kyoung Lan Jung, Sun Joo Lee, Je Ho Lee, Duk Soo Bae, Byoung Gie Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. bgkim@smc.samsung.co.kr
Abstract
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin's gland is a rare malignancy of the female genital tract and there have been 62 cases of ACC of the Bartholin's gland in the literature. We report two cases of ACC of the Bartholin's. There is no consensus on optimal treatment of ACC of the Bartholin's gland. Most commonly, wide local excision and radical vulvectomy with or without lymph node dissection, are performed. More long-term follow up is recommended to evaluate optimal primary treatment and roles of radiotherapy and chemotherapy because ACC of the Bartholin's gland recur and metastasize long after primary treatment.
Key Words: Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Bartholin's gland, Vulvar carcinoma


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