Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2010 • VOLUME 16 • №2

ROLE OF VASCULAR SURGERY BY EXPERIENCE OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (1941-45) (TO THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR)

Kokhan E.P., Glyantsev S.P., Galik N.I., Tsymbal E.V.
Federal State Facility «3rd Central Military Clinical Hospital named after A.A. Vishnevsky under the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation», city of Krasnogorsk, Russia
A.N. Bakulev Scientific Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia
State Institute of Advanced Medical Training under the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

During the Great Patriotic War, military medicine gained a wide and versatile experience in organization of rendering medical care for and treatment of millions of the wounded in exceptionally complicated circumstances. The most important mission encountered by the medical service, i. e., salvation and treatment of soldiers was accomplished with honour: more than 72.3% of the wounded and 90.6% of diseased soldiers and officers were returned to the ranks by the Russian medical profession. Soviet surgeons contributed significantly to solving problems of field surgery as a whole and vascular surgery in particular.

KEY WORDS: blood vessel injury, vascular suture, vessel ligation.

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