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Vol. 21 - Num. 83

Clinical Reviews

Congenital drusen in the child, differential diagnosis with papilledema

Javier Lacorzana Rodrígueza, Marina Rubio Pratsb

aDepartamento de Oftalmología. Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves. Escuela de Doctorado y Posgrado. Universidad de Granada. España.
bDepartamento de Oftalmología. Hospital Virgen de las Nieves. Granada. España.

Correspondence: J Lacorzana. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Lacorzana Rodríguez J, Rubio Prats M. Congenital drusen in the child, differential diagnosis with papilledema. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:e137-e139.

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The suspicion of papillary edema is one of the main referrals by the Paediatric Service and Primary Care centers to the ophthalmologist. It is vitally important to rule out neurological pathologies and space-occupying lesions, as well as other causes of intracranial hypertension. There are several pathologies that can simulate papillary edema, among which are congenital drusen (the main cause of pseudo papilledema in children). We present the descriptive study of a case with suspected papilledema derived from the pediatrician of his medical center, in which a differential diagnosis had to be made.


Optic disc drusen Optic disk drusen/congenital Papilloedema Pseudopapilledema



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