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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-21

The diagnostic challenge of evaluating papilledema in the pediatric patient


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Correspondence Address:
Michael S Lee
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_17_17

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Pseudopapilledema is a fairly common finding in ophthalmic practice, and in many cases, the diagnosis is straightforward. However, an accurate diagnosis can challenge the most seasoned clinicians, and missing true papilledema can result in life-threatening or vision-threatening consequences. In this review, we describe the clinical findings and a diagnostic algorithm to distinguish pseudopapilledema and papilledema in the pediatric patients. We also describe the clinical evaluation once a diagnosis of papilledema has been established.


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