How to Distinguish Pseudopapilledema from Papilledema

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Identifier 20130214_nanos_diagnostictestsympos_02-1
Title How to Distinguish Pseudopapilledema from Papilledema
Creator Anthony C. Arnold, MD, UCLA
Subject Papilledema; Pseudopapilledema; Optic Disc Drusen; Ultrasonography; Fluorescein Angiography
Description The differentiation of optic disc drusen (ODD) from true optic disc edema (ODE) is of critical importance, because ODE may represent a life-threatening condition requiring urgent and costly ancillary testing, whereas ODD is most often a benign process requiring only observation. In cases of ODD located on the disc surface, diagnosis may be straightforward, but with intrapapillary ODD ("buried drusen"), the optic disc appearance may mimic that of ODE. Ancillary testing has been utilized to aid in identification of ODD, including B-mode ultrasonography1, CT imaging, and fluorescein angiographic "autofluorescence." 2-5 Recently, specific fluorescein angiography (FA) criteria for differentiating ODD from ODE have been published6. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is also evolving as a modality for differentiation of ODD from ODE.
Relation is Part of NANOS 2013: Refining the Clinical Localization of Neuro-Ophthalmic Diagnoses: What Test is Best?
Contributor Primary Costello, Fiona
Contributor Secondary Lee, Michael S
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013-02-14
Context URL The NANOS Annual Meeting Neuro-Ophthalmology Collection:
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/PowerPoint
Source 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
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Setname ehsl_novel_nam
ID 183344
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