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Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Feb;23(2):159-64. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1488-y. Epub 2011 Jul 6.

Surgical management of Skene's gland abscess/infection: a contemporary series.

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Department of Urology, New York University Langone Medical Center, 150 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016, USA. uroshah@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:

We report our experience with surgical excision for treatment of Skene's gland abscess/infection after conservative measures have failed.

METHODS:

A retrospective review of patients that underwent surgical excision of Skene's gland abscess/infection by a single surgeon from 06/1995 to 09/2008 was performed. Patients were separated into groups based on indication for procedure. Recurrence rate and success rate were calculated.

RESULTS:

The final study group included 34 patients. After initial excision, 88.2% (30/34) of patients had resolution of symptoms. Recurrence of signs and symptoms that prompted further treatment occurred in 30% (9/30). In those that recurred, 88.8% (8/9) of patients had resolution of symptoms after further therapy. Overall success rate in complete resolution of symptoms after all treatment was 85.3%. Only patients to fail were in the urethral pain and recurrent UTI groups.

CONCLUSION:

Surgical excision is a safe and effective therapy for the treatment of Skene's gland abscess/infection after conservative measures have failed.

PMID:
21732101
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-011-1488-y
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