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Bartholin gland carcinoma in a young female: a rare disease in an unusual age group
  1. Munazza Akhtar1,
  2. Uzma Chishti1 and
  3. Romana Idress2
  1. 1Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  2. 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Uzma Chishti; uzma.chishti{at}


Primary Bartholin gland carcinoma (BGC) is an extremely rare disease. It typically presents in elderly women. It can be confused with Bartholin gland cyst, which is a benign condition leading to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. We are presenting a case report of BGC in a 35-year-old woman, which has created a diagnostic as well as therapeutic dilemma.

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • gynecological cancer
  • surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors MA contributed to idea, ethical approval, literature search, case report writing. UC and RI contributed to case report writing as a content expert.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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