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Eur J Surg Oncol. 1988 Aug;14(4):335-9.

Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland: a clinical, histological and immunocytochemical study of a case.

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  • 1Oncologic Centre, Istituti Ospedalieri S. Chiara, Trento, Italy.


Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland is a rare tumor. Only 41 cases, to our knowledge, have been described in literature. It is impossible, at present, to determine the best management of this disease. Local recurrence and distant metastases (mainly of the lung) frequently occur. A case of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland is looked into with respect to clinical and immunohistochemical characteristics. Radiation therapy is suggested as effective together with surgery. The efficacy of routine lymphadenectomy has not been demonstrated. The case reported is the first described with nodal metastasis as single mode of recurrences presentation.

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