recanalization

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 r..

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re·can·a·li·za·tion also Brit re·can·a·li·sa·tion (.)rē-.kan-əl-ə-'zā-shən n the process of restoring flow to or reuniting an interrupted channel of a bodily tube (as an artery or the vas deferens) <\recanalization of an acutely occluded vessel (Nanette Hock)>
re·can·a·lize also Brit re·can·a·lise -kə-'nal-.īz, -'kan-əl-.īz vt, -lized also Brit -lised; -liz·ing also Brit -lis·ing

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re·can·a·li·za·tion (re-kan″ə-lĭ-zaґshən) formation of new canals or paths, especially blood vessels, through an obstruction such as a clot. Called also canalization.

Recanalization. Occlusion of right common iliac artery (A) treated by recanalization and stent placement (B).


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  • recanalization — noun Date: 1953 the process of restoring flow to or reuniting an interrupted channel of a bodily tube (as a blood vessel or vas deferens) • recanalize transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • recanalization — /ree kan l euh zay sheuhn, ree keuh nal /, n. Surg. the reopening of a previously occluded passageway within a blood vessel. [1950 55; RE + CANALIZE + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • recanalization — re·canalization …   English syllables

  • recanalization — re•can•al•i•za•tion [[t]riˌkæn l əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌri kəˌnæl [/t]] n. med srg the surgical reopening of an occluded passageway in a blood vessel • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • recanalization — …   Useful english dictionary

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