Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, also known as HHT or Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, is an inherited disorder that affects blood vessels. In most cases, HHT isn’t life-threatening. Currently there’s no cure, but in many cases the symptoms can be effectively managed.This can lead to a variety of symptoms depending on where the blood vessel abnormality is located. In some areas of the body — especially the lungs, brain and liver — these blood vessel abnormalities can be serious because they may bleed, don’t allow for adequate oxygen levels in the blood, and can increase your risk of brain infections and stroke.
What ca we do:
- Lung: Interventional radiologists, can permanently treat lung AVMs using a minimally invasive procedure known as embolization.
- Brain: Embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery are treatment options that can be used separately or in combination.
Interventional radiologists treat malformations in the lung and brain using embolization.