papilledema

Swelling around the optic disk, the area where the optic nerve (the nerve that carries messages from the eye to the brain) enters the eyeball. Papilledema occurs when increased brain pressure caused by tumors or other problems results in swelling of the optic nerve.

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  • papilledema — (n.) also papilloedema, 1908, from PAPILLA (Cf. papilla) + EDEMA (Cf. edema) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Papilledema — Papilloedema Classification and external resources File:Papilloedema.jpg Fundal photograph showing severe papilloedema in the right eye ICD 10 H47.1 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • papilledema — noun A swelling of the optic disc caused by intracranial pressure …   Wiktionary

  • Papilledema — Swelling around the optic nerve, usually due to pressure on the nerve by a tumor. * * * Edema of the optic disk, often due to increased intracranial pressure. SYN: choked disk. [papilla + edema] * * * pap·il·le·de·ma or chiefly Brit… …   Medical dictionary

  • papilledema — pap·il·ledema …   English syllables

  • papilledema — noun swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure • Hypernyms: ↑edema, ↑oedema, ↑hydrops, ↑dropsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • papillary stasis — papilledema …   Medical dictionary

  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension — Classification and external resources For IIH to be diagnosed, brain scans (such as MRI) must be performed to ensure there is no underlying cause for the increased pressure around the brain ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Craniosynostosis — Classification and external resources Child with premature closure (craniosynostosis) of the lambdoid suture. Notice the swelling on the right side of the head ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Pediatric pseudotumor cerebri — Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a condition of increased intracranial pressure with normal cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) composition and no underlying structural abnormalities. PTC can be secondary to an underlying etiology (e.g., medication,… …   Wikipedia

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