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

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

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.

Affiliation

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

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Name: International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
ISSN: 1433-3023
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