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MRI done to check VP shunt functioning. What does the report indicate?

Recently had an MRI done that was to check that my vp shunt is functioning correctly and not over shunting. My question is it says slit like lateral and third ventricle and I ve had others who have Chiari and hydrocephalus like myself say that is a sign of syphoning, is this true. Other question is it made a side note that it noticed on my thoracic MRI the my liver and spleen are prominent. What the he k does that mean? Does that mean like enlarged?
Asked On : Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
REGARDS FRIEND

SLIT LIKE VENTRICLES ARE NOT SIGNIFICANT IF THERE ARE NO SYMPTOMS . MRI DORSAL SPINE SEEMS TO BE INSIGNIFICANT AGAIN

Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)

Neuro Surgeon / Spinal Surgeon
Answered: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Shailja Puri 's  Response
Hello and thank you posting your query on HCM
The slit like appearance of lateral and third ventricle on MRI is normal.
In hydrocephalus and Arnold Chiari syndrome, the ventricles are enlarged.
The comment that liver and spleen on abdominal MRI are prominent indicates that these organs may be enlarged.

Thanks and take care
Answered: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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