Death from Neglected Pituitary Adenoma: A Case Report

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G. A. Ebughe
T. I. Ugbem


We present a case of a patient who presented with pituitary macroadenoma complicated with hydochephalus. He presented late to the referral hospital in a comatose state and died a few hours later. He was a 33-year-old, male who gave a history of highly accelerated symptoms lasting 1 week. Neurosurgical consultation as well as investigations with CT scan or MRI were not availed the patient,which could have been life saving. Autopsy findings were of a pituitary macroadenoma and signs of hydrocephalus and raised intracranial pressure which proved fatal.

Pituitary, adenoma, hydrocephalus

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Ebughe, G. A., & Ugbem, T. I. (2019). Death from Neglected Pituitary Adenoma: A Case Report. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 38(2), 1-6.
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