Taber's Medical Dictionary

Bartholin, Caspar (the younger)

(bar-tul′in)

(bart′ŏ-lĭn)
(bar′thŏ-lĭn)
Danish anatomist, 1655-1738.

Bartholin abscess

An infection that develops when the Bartholin glands become occluded in an acute inflammation.

Bartholin cyst

A cyst commonly formed in chronic inflammation of the Bartholin glands.

Bartholin duct

Any of the large ducts of the sublingual salivary gland, parallel to the Wharton duct.

Bartholin gland

Either of two small compound mucous glands located one in each lateral wall of the vestibule of the vagina, near the vaginal opening at the base of the labia majora.
SYN: SEE: vulvovaginal gland

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