[ree-kan-l-uh-zey-shuhn, ree-kuh-nal-]
noun Surgery.
the reopening of a previously occluded passageway within a blood vessel.

1950–55; re- + canalize + -ation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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recanalization re·can·a·li·za·tion (rē-kān'ə-lĭ-zā'shən)

  1. The restoration of the lumen of a blood vessel following thrombotic occlusion by restoration of the channel or by the formation of new channels.

  2. Spontaneous restoration of the lumen of an occluded duct or tube.

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