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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

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Some patients also had a postauricular fistula, meningitis, one or more intracranial abscesses, Bezold's abscess, parapharyngeal abscess, spontaneous mastoid excavitation, erosion of the facial canal at various levels, destruction of dural or sigmoid plates, or sigmoid sinus hernia.
Facial schwannomas may extend onto the labyrinthine portion of the facial nerve and demonstrate associated enhancement and enlargement of the facial canal (Figure 13B).
However, the spectrum of diseases affecting the facial nerve is extensive and includes inflammatory conditions, primary neoplasms, secondary tumors of the facial nerve, traumatic conditions such as temporal bone fractures, and any temporal bone lesions close to the facial canal.