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recanalization

Pronunciation: re-ka'nal-i-za'shun

Definition:

  1. Restoration of a lumen in a blood vessel following thrombotic occlusion, by organization of the thrombus with formation of new channels.
  2. Spontaneous restoration of the continuity of the lumen of any occluded duct or tube, as with postvasectomy recanalization.
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