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Unilateral papilloedema
  1. Thashi Chang1,
  2. AT Alibhoy2
  1. 1 Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  2. 2 Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thashi Chang; thashichang{at}

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A 17-year-old girl reported a 2-week history of progressively worsening daily headaches most prominent on waking in the morning, and 1-week history of vomiting and diplopia. She had been previously well except for a ventriculoperitoneal shunt inserted at the age of 5 months for aqueduct stenosis. On examination, her body mass index was 24 kg/m2. She was afebrile. Her visual acuity was 6/6 on the right and 6/9 on the left, while her visual perimetry was normal. She had a left lateral rectus palsy and unilateral …

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  • Contributors TC and ATA conceptualised, researched and wrote the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor of the journal. Neither the figure nor the text contains data that can identify the patient.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Christian Lueck, Canberra, Australia.

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