Bartholin's gland

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  • noun

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either of the two posterior vestibular glands that secrete a lubricating mucus

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You can pinpoint this in virtually every case of vestibulitis, and the Bartholin's glands seem to be the most frequently affected," Dr.
Baggish performs an excision of the vestibule and excision of the Bartholin's glands and sometimes other glands, as well as advancement of the vagina.
Possible origins of these lesions include Bartholin's glands, sweat glands, ectopic breast tissue, paraurethral glands, sebaceous glands, minor vestibular glands, Gartner's duct remnants, foci of endometriosis, and misplaced cloacal remnants.
Even when both Bartholin's glands are destroyed other glands in the vagina are capable of secreting adequate amounts of lubricants.
The Bartholin's glands lie on either side of the entrance to the vagina and create lubrication when a woman is sexually aroused.