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Title Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Date 2005
Subject Neurology; Ophthalmology; Eye Diseases
Description Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Rights North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association (NANOS), Copyright 2011. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit
Is Part of Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL)
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Setname ehsl_novel_wht
Date Created 2011-08-23
Date Modified 2020-08-11
ID 190107
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Identifier CH5_237-292
Title Papilledema
Alternative Title Section 1: Chapter 5
Creator Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, Professor, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern
Affiliation University of Rochester
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Subject Optic Nerve Diseases; Papilledema; Optic Atrophy; Pseudotumor Cerebri
Description "Papilledema is one of the most alarming signs in clinical medicine. Papilledema specifically refers to swelling of the optic disc resulting from increased intracranial pressure (ICP)."
Abstract "The term ‘‘papilledema'' is often loosely applied to any type of swelling of the optic disc regardless of the etiology (1). Although the literal interpretation of ‘‘papilledema'' encompasses optic nerve head swelling from any cause, the term has evolved to connote a particular, ingrained meaning to ophthalmologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons. Therefore, other forms of disc swelling caused by local or systemic processes should be designated in general terms as ‘‘optic disc edema'' and referenced to the presumed etiology (i.e., anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, optic nerve meningioma, etc.)."
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Extent 2.3 MB
Language eng
Publication Type Book chapter
Setname ehsl_novel_wht
Date Created 2011-08-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 190037
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