Background: Bartholin's gland swellings are the most common cystic swelling of the vulva in women of reproductive age.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of study was to assess the cases of Bartholin’s gland cyst/abscess managed.
Methodology: This was a retrospective study carried out over a period of ten years. All cases of Bartholin’s gland cyst and abscesses managed. Statistical package for social sciences version 20 was used for data management. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data presentation
Result: The prevalence of Bartholin’s gland abscess/ swelling was 1.48%, among which abscess was 6.7%. Their mean age was 24±50. There was about four fold risk of developing cyst/abscess with previous history (RR=4.688, CI=0.736-29.83). The prevailing symptom was pain and left vulva was affected in 53.3% and they all had marsupialisation.
Conclusion: Bartholin’s gland swelling is relatively common in our environment.