Pituitary Adenoma Misdiagnosed as Glaucoma in an Adult Nigerian Male

  • Vivian B. Osaguona
  • Valentina W. Okeigbemen
Keywords: Cupped disc, glaucoma, non-glaucomatous cupping, pituitary adenoma

Abstract

We report a case of pathologic disc cupping in a 45-year-old Nigerian male with pituitary adenoma, which was misdiagnosed and treated as glaucoma with resultant bilateral blindness. Pathologic cupping of the disc is most commonly associated with glaucoma. However, the clinician needs to be aware that there are non-glaucomatous causes of pathologic disc cupping, some of which may be life-threatening.

Keywords: Cupped disc, glaucoma, non-glaucomatous cupping, pituitary adenoma

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