Bartholin gland abscess is a complication that may result from an infected Bartholin gland cyst.
Abscesses are usually in a similar location to Bartholin gland cysts. Features of Bartholin gland abscess are otherwise similar to Bartholin gland cyst described in separate article.
Signal characteristics include:
- T2: tends to show heterogeneous signal 1
- T1 C+ (Gd): pericystic enhancement may be present 1
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