Bilateral Hyperplasia of Bartholin’s Gland: A Case Report

Ladan Haghighi, Mansooreh Shaabani Zanjani, Zahra Najmi, Neda Hashemi


A 37-year-old woman underwent surgery to remove bilateral vulvar masses. The masses were firm, non-tender, and immobile. Pathologic finding was a well-delineated creamy grayish mass with a homogenous grayish solid surface and mild edema, chronic inflammatory infiltration, and focal dilation of the ducts with squamous metaplasia. The diagnosis was hyperplastic and hypertrophied Bartholin’s gland. Hyperplasia is a rare etiology for an enlarged Bartholin’s gland. Clinical presentation of Bartholin’s gland nodular hyperplasia is rather specific, although inflammatory lesion is the most common cause of swelling of the Bartholin’s gland in all age groups. Bartholin’s hyperplasia should be considered in cases with a solid mass. Total surgical excision is required for diagnosis. Only a few cases of Bartholin’s gland hyperplasia have been reported in the literature. Our patient has been receiving regular follow-up examination and there is no evidence of dyspareunia, perineal pain, and recurrent disease 12 months after surgery.


Bartholin’s gland, Hyperplasia, Lymphadenitis

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