New Arteriographic Classification of AVM Based on the Yakes Classification System

  • Wayne F. Yakes
  • Robert L. Vogelzang
  • Krasnodar Ivancev
  • Alexis M. Yakes


The world’s literature certainly verifies the extreme challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of AVMs. The purpose of this chapter is to present a new Yakes AVM Classification System that has proven therapeutic implications to effectively treat complex AVMs in any anatomical area. By employing the Yakes AVM Classification System, a physician is now able to accurately classify AVMs and determine specific endovascular treatment strategies to consistently treat AVMs, and patients can enjoy long-term excellent outcomes. Defining the angioarchitecture of the high-flow AVM determines accurately the endovascular management strategy to best permanently ablate the AVM requiring treatment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne F. Yakes
    • 1
  • Robert L. Vogelzang
    • 2
  • Krasnodar Ivancev
    • 3
  • Alexis M. Yakes
    • 1
  1. 1.The Yakes Vascular Malformation CenterEnglewoodUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Division of Vascular SurgeryUniversity of Hamburg Medical CenterHamburgGermany

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