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November 18, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: What happens to the particles? Can they go somewhere else?
    Dr. Eunice Moon: I suspect that some patients do not understand that blood flows one way and when the particle are released into the uterine artery, they are carried down stream by the blood flow to the target (which is basically the little branches of the fibroid). If you use the analogy of a ship without a sail or motor not being able to move upstream, you can see that there is no way the particle can back-up and go somewhere else.
    Dr. Eunice Moon: I suspect that some patients do not understand that blood flows one way and when the particle are released into the uterine artery, they are carried down stream by the blood flow to the target (which is basically the little branches of the fibroid). If you use the analogy of a ship without a sail or motor not being able to move upstream, you can see that there is no way the particle can back-up and go somewhere else.
    Dr. Eunice Moon

    Dr. Eunice Moon


    Dr. Eunice K. Moon, M.D. has been a full time Interventional Radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2000. Her areas of expertise include fibroid
    embolization and fallopian tube recannallization. She is also the mother of two young boys, ages 2.5 and 6.

    Dr. Eunice Moon

    Dr. Eunice Moon


    Dr. Eunice K. Moon, M.D. has been a full time Interventional Radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2000. Her areas of expertise include fibroid
    embolization and fallopian tube recannallization. She is also the mother of two young boys, ages 2.5 and 6.

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