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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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Microscopic carbon-coated beads are injected into the anal canal and lower rectum as part of this experimental minimally invasive office procedure, thought to improve internal sphincter function by increasing tissue bulk.
The majority of these tumors arise near the dentate line in the anal canal (Fig 3) and have polypoid and pigmented features.
Evaluation and treatment is entirely dependent on the location of the abscess, as various spaces around the anal canal can harbor abscesses.
Over 450 patients are treated using brachytherapy at IGR each year, with a focus on gynecological, prostate, penile, head/neck, pediatric, breast, anal canal and bronchial cancers.
The fusion of the anus and anal canal with the PB is important for their anatomical positioning and physiologic functioning in fecal continence.
In one patient, high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (anal intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 [AIN 3]) of the transition zone of the anal canal was incidentally discovered in the hemorrhoidal specimen.
The EES Slotted Anoscope facilitates access to the anal canal during hemorrhoid surgery and examinations.
In a pilot study, 10 female patients in Mexico were treated with the Secca system, which delivers radiofrequency energy to the anal canal and lower rectum through a large anoscope.
On Tuesday, the pathologist described how Lubbock had suffered significant injuries to the anal canal caused by a relatively large object such as a "fist".
RTOG provides an infrastructure for clinical investigators from the United States, Canada, and international sites to seek more effective treatments for cancer patients including a roster of 40 active studies devoted to the group's primary disease sites: central nervous system, head & neck, lung, gastrointestinal (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, anal canal, and rectum), genitourinary (bladder and prostate), breast, and cervix.
Manometry measures pressures in the anal canal at rest and while squeezing.
Prof Milroy added: "There were significant injuries to the anal canal caused by a relatively large object such as a fist.