fogdweller wrote:...with the reflux, you'd have endothelium weakening near the reflux but not everywhere else. Maybe when there are two stenoses, the slow flow contributes to weakening of the endothelium more overall?
...there is definitely some kind of inflamatory/immune reaction going on, and if you weaken the endothelium you let in inappropriate immune cells over the compromised blood brain barrier. Even if only one weakend spot, this seems to me to be problematic.
Foist of all, I don't understand as I haven't watched enough Gray's Anatomy.
How does reflux weaken the endothelium (or other Latin word to that effect)? Are we talking ballooning here?
Second how many veins drain the poetic brain? I have heard of internal jugulars, external jugulars, and vertebrals, as well as a lot of collaterals. I count 6.