Application of Radiofrequency Ablation Fistulization to Treat Bartholin
Duct Cysts and Gland Abscesses: A Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique
Marsupialization and fistulization are current surgical procedures for
the treatment of symptomatic Bartholin duct cysts and gland abscesses.
Other combined application methods include silver nitrate, carbon
dioxide (CO2) lasers, aspiration and alcohol sclerotherapy. However,
except for Word catheterization, most of these methods are relatively
time-consuming and are not associated with low recurrence rates. Here,
we describe a minimally invasive surgical technique that involves the
application of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with a needle-like
knife electrode to fistulize cysts or abscesses approaching treatment.