A Case Report of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Bartholin Gland

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Afzalipour School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Professor of Pathology, Afzalipour School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

3 Pathologist, Afzalipour School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 Resident of Pathlogy, Afzalipour School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin gland is a rare carcinoma in female genitalia tract. In review of literature less than 100 cases have been reported. The presented case is a 44 - year - old married woman with complain of a painful mass in the vulvar area. The nodule was excised and microscopic examination revealed adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin gland origin. A few months later radical vulvectomy with bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy was performed. In the pathology report, margins and all separated lymph nodes from inguinal area were free of tumor.

Keywords