Canal

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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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More than 40 years later, in 1899, Mott and Barett hypothesized that tumor originated from the cells of embryonic epithelial remnants of craniopharyngeal canal, while Lewis in 1910 published the first attempt of its surgical removal.
The etiology of the craniopharyngeal canal is unknown, although two theories have been proposed to explain its origin.
The bony defect might have represented the craniopharyngeal canal through which the encephalocele traversed.