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foley as improvised Word catheter for Bartholin’s abscess

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can’t find a Word catheter to keep a Bartholin’s gland abscess open after an I&D?  try this nice MacGuyver move from a recent ACEP News article:

 

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

“Bartholin glands normally secrete lubrication into the vaginal vestibule via small ducts, but if they become occluded, cyst and abscess formation may follow.”

“…likely to recur if we do not ensure that a new duct can form to allow the gland to drain normally.”

one common way is to leave a Word catheter in place for 2-4 weeks

 

WHAT WOULD MACGUYVER (or Dr. Fisher, article author) DO?

YOU NEED:

 

MAKE IT WORK:

 

Sounds cool.  Nice to have options.

 

References: acepnews article; word pic; foley pic

 

 

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