The Yale Sinus and Allergy Program specializes in treating patients with inherited disorders, such as HHT, that affect the nasal and sinus region.
HHT, or hemorrhagic telangiectasia, is an inherited disorder that causes certain abnormalities of a small percentage of blood vessels. Blood vessels, which include arteries, veins, and capillaries, are the tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies. Capillaries are very small blood vessels that connect arteries to veins. A person with HHT may form blood vessels that do not have capillaries, leaving the blood to go directly from an artery to a vein, making that place where the vein receives the blood from the artery very fragile and prone to rupture.
Very frequently, this abnormality tends to happen in the lining of the nose, as well as other places.
At the Yale Sinus and Allergy Program, we can help you find relief from HHT symptoms by using the latest in medical and surgical care.