Delayed diagnosis of retinoblastoma

Cent Afr J Med. 1994 Dec;40(12):353-5.


The initial clinical presentation of retinoblastoma can mimic other non-malignant conditions. This may cause a delay in accurate diagnosis with fatal consequences. Two cases are presented in which the initial impression of panophthalmitis and congenital cataract, respectively, led to delay in diagnosis. The need for early clinical diagnosis bearing in mind the masquerading tendency of retinoblastoma is emphasized. Treatment modalities readily available in our environment are highlighted.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Eye Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retinoblastoma / diagnosis*
  • Retinoblastoma / surgery