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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Tick bites in the external auditory canal. Auris Nasus Larynx 2007; 34(3): 375-7.
There were no complications in the postoperative course, and the patient's hearing fully recovered after removal of the packing from the auditory canal. The postoperative otomicroscopy confirmed an intact eardrum with a well-healed EAC.
Penetrating injury through the external auditory meatus (cotton-tipped applicators, stone, etc.); surgical trauma; blast; barotrauma through the external auditory canal or through the Eustachian tube; and lightning are the other causes (2).
External auditory canal cholesteatoma: A rare complication of tympanoplasty.
On examination of auditory canal, dark brownish waxy exudates could be detected (Fig.1).
Otoscopy revealed a cystic lesion arising from the anterior inferior wall of the left external auditory canal (Figure 1).
The structures that develop from the first branchial cleft are the cavum conchae, external auditory canal, and outer layer of the tympanic membrane.
External auditory canal was visualised with a microscope and the canal occlusion released as the reduction was done.
During complex surgical procedures in and around the Internal Auditory Canal, it is critical that protection and care is given to the facial nerves, Cranial Nerves VII and VIII.

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