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Brain shunt draining

A shunt inserted into the brain to relieve the pressure from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus drains into the peritoneal cavity. Why could it not simple drain into an external container?
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Why is there a left ventricular volume overload in patients with Ventricular septal defect?

With VSD left to right shunt in systole logically should dilate right ventricle due to volume overload since left side pressure is higher then the right.
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Which cardiac chambers are enlarged in ventricular septal defect?

I was wondering if it's left to right shunt that would make it a volume overload condition in the right side of the heart and thus dilation but also considering that maybe left chambers are also ...