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brain ventricles getting larger

Hello.  My elderly husband has INPH.  In April he had ventricoperitoneal shunt surgery.  Nothing showed up of any significance on his first two CT scans following the shunt surgery.  His most recent CT showed that his ventricles have gotten much larger.  Is this normal for them to get larger?  
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Hello dear and welcome to the medhelp forum. I suggest that he be seen by his neurosurgeon immediately. Does he have any changed clinical symptoms and consciousness level- drowsiness, headaches, nausea, visual disturbances? This could be due to blockage of proximal or distal end of the shunt tube causing csf collection and improper drainage.  This could be the reason for the dilated lateral ventricles. He might need urgent exploration and shunt revision. Wishing both of you all the best.

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