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What is Papilledema?

What is Papilledema?

  • Papilledema: Swelling of the head of the optic nerve (optic disk) due to increased intracranial pressure.

Papilledema is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Papilledema, or a subtype of Papilledema, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Papilledema: Introduction

Types of Papilledema:

Broader types of Papilledema:

How serious is Papilledema?

Complications of Papilledema: see complications of Papilledema

What causes Papilledema?

Causes of Papilledema: see causes of Papilledema

What are the symptoms of Papilledema?

Symptoms of Papilledema: see symptoms of Papilledema

Complications of Papilledema: see complications of Papilledema

Papilledema: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Papilledema.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Papilledema.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Papilledema: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Papilledema.
Treatments for Papilledema: see treatments for Papilledema
Research for Papilledema: see research for Papilledema

Name and Aliases of Papilledema

Main name of condition: Papilledema

Other names or spellings for Papilledema:

Edema of the optic disc, Choked disk

Choked Disk, Edema of the optic disc
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Papilledema: Related Conditions

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