[ree-kan-l-uh-zey-shuh n, ree-kuh-nal-]

Origin of recanalization

First recorded in 1950–55; re- + canalize + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

recanalization in Medicine


  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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