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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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He thought this to be due to inadequacy of only ligating the sac without any canal reconstruction, because of which in 1884, he introduced a new surgical technique for hernia repair that reinforces and reconstructs the inguinal canal in a physiological way.
Retractile testes are often bilateral and are caused by an overactive cremasteric reflex, which pulls the testis out of the scrotum towards the inguinal canal, particularly when the child is cold or upset.
Inguinal canal development goes through complex events involving the gubernaculum and the process vaginalis.
The absence of testicles in the apparent scrotum and inguinal canal after physical examination is worth noting; had it been identified from the time of birth, it could have led to an early diagnosis and avoided the dilemma of dealing with a mismatch between chromosomal and assigned sex at a later age.
The aponeurotic strip is displaced from the anterior to the posterior wall of the inguinal canal without additional tension at the posterior wall.
Ultrasound demonstrated that the left testicle was in the inguinal canal with normal Doppler wave forms (Figure 3).
The ultrasound scan showed an important heterogeneous effusion in the right scrotum and an infiltration of the right inguinal canal fat.
This type of hernia occurs when increased intra-abdominal pressure causes a protrusion through the posterior abdominal wall of the inguinal canal as a result of weakened abdominal wall muscles.
Inguinal hernias are more often direct and can be limited to the inguinal canal or can reach the scrotum.
An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of intestine pushes through into the inguinal canal, one of the weak spots in the abdominal wall.
Under the influence of insulin-like hormone 3 (INSL3), the testes are pulled caudally by the gubernaculum, finally coming to rest in the lower abdomen at the internal ring, the developing internal entrance to the inguinal canal (Hutson et al.