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Year 2008 Vol. 16 No 3
PROTAS R.N., SEMENOV E.V.
OUTLINE OF THE NEUROSURGERY HISTORY IN VITEBSK REGION (TO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SERVICE ORGANIZATION)
During a comparatively short historic period (40 years), neurosurgery in Vitebsk region has developed in a specialized and highly qualified medical service. The neurosurgical department on 65 beds functions in the regional clinical hospital. 1500-1800 patients are treated in it every year. 650-750 surgical operations are carried out. Thanks to equipment of Vitebsk regional clinical hospital with high-informative facilities it is possible to solve a number of complicated diagnostic problems. The arsenal of surgical instruments has been enlarged. Angiographic complex, computer tomography, magnetic resonant tomography are functioning round-the-clock. All this permitted to expand a surgical activity up to 42%.
Rather huge part of work is performed by the specialists of the clinic on providing emergency consultative work. 1994 calls to the medical-preventive institutions have been performed for the last 10 years by them, 1321 urgent operations have been carried out. The employees of the neurology and neurosurgery chair of VSMU render medical-consultative work, participate actively in scientific researches. Monographs and textbooks as well as hundreds of articles have been published. A number of new methods of treatment and examination of patients have been introduced in the clinic.