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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9151868, 3 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Huge Left Bartholin’s Gland Abscess for One Year in a Teenager

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Dodoma, College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 395, Dodoma, Tanzania
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Dodoma, College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 395, Dodoma, Tanzania
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, P.O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania

Correspondence should be addressed to Abdallah Mlwati

Received 4 June 2017; Revised 6 September 2017; Accepted 1 October 2017; Published 22 October 2017

Academic Editor: Tomoyuki Shibata

Copyright © 2017 Athanase Lilungulu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Bartholin’s gland abscess is the commonest worldwide reported abscess in gynaecological outpatient clinics; it has also been reported that Bartholin’s gland abscess is three times more common in occurrences compared to Bartholin’s gland cyst. It is more common in women who are at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections; however, other causes of infection should be investigated to exclude other causes of disease. We present the case of an 18-year-old female patient, a teenager of the reproductive age group, with the recurrent development of huge Bartholin’s gland abscess in a period of one year. The marsupialization surgical technique of repair was performed successfully. She was discharged home and she was scheduled to visit STI’s clinic where she was receiving regular screening for STI’s and she was also given health education regarding preventive measures for STI’s.