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Application of Radiofrequency Ablation Fistulization to Treat Bartholin Duct Cysts and Gland Abscesses: A Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique
  • Xiao Shan Chai,
  • Yong Jing Zhang,
  • Guang Shi Tao
Xiao Shan Chai
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Yong Jing Zhang
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Guang Shi Tao
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Abstract

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.