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JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT: CO2 Laser Treatment for Bartholin Gland Abscess: Ultrasound Evaluation of Risk Recurrence

Authors: Violante Di Donato, Filippo Bellati, Assunta Casorelli, Margherita Giorgini, Giorgia Perniola, Claudia Marchetti, Innocenza Palaia, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
Citation: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 20, Issue 3, Page 346-352>
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Abstract: Study Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of CO2 laser treatment and parameters correlated with recurrence in patients with Bartholin gland abscesses treated using this approach.Design: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).Setting: University hospital.Patients: One hundred forty-seven patients who met eligibility criteria.Intervention: Preoperative ultrasound evaluation of Bartholin gland lesions and CO2 laser treatment.Measurements and Main Results: All patients received CO2 laser therapy, with median operative time 15 minutes (range, 12

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