What Is the Bartholin's Gland For And What Causes Bartholin's Cysts?
The two Bartholin glands sit at the opening of the vagina, at approximately 4 and 8 o'clock. If though initial infection, or debris the duct becomes obstructed, mucus produced by the gland accumulates, leading to a ballooning of the duct behind the obstruction. Bartholin's Gland cysts are the most common cysts of the vulva.
In younger women a minor procedure to sew open the tiny duct so it can heal and not reform a fluid collection is often recommended, and that is a marsupialization. Oddly, not everyone has the same kind of gland, there are many tissues that can be present on a microscopic level forming the gland, and depending on the tissue will depend on the success of the marsupialiation. Sewing the gland open