Papilledema

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Background

  • Bilateral optic disc swelling due to increased ICP

Etiology

Clinical Features

Fundoscopy

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  • Loss of spontaneous venous pulsations
  • Disc margin blurring
  • Cup is diminished or absent

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • MRI
  • CT (if MRI unavailable)
  • LP (if neuroimaging normal)
    • Opening pressure >25 considered abnormal

Management

  • Treat underlying condition

See Also

External Links

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