PAPILLEDEMA

noun. an inflammation of the optic disk because of an escalation in intracranial pressure. Commonly referred to as choked disk.

PAPILLEDEMA: "Papilledema is present and will need to be observed- if it has not decreased in 24 hours, the surgeon may have to manually go in and drain it."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PAPILLEDEMA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/papilledema/ (accessed August 25, 2019).
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