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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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Focal bony destruction of the posterior wall of the left external auditory canal was also seen.
The vestibulocochlear nerve, with an emphasis on the normal and disease internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle.
1,3) Although there is usually resolution of symptoms after medical therapy, surgical excision of lesions in the external auditory canal may be clinically indicated.
If you do, you could scratch your auditory canal or put a hole in your eardrum.
Biopsy material from the brain tumor demonstrated an immunohistochemical staining pattern similar to that of the auditory canal tumor.
Tympanic membrane perforations can be caused by many different factors including infection, penetrating trauma by foreign bodies or surgical instruments inserted into the external auditory canal or blunt or blast trauma.
Congenital aural stenosis is defined as an external auditory canal less than 4 mm across.
Following are sections on surgery of the pinna and the external auditory canal, middle ear, mastoid, and inner ear; brainstem implants; fistulae; and tumors and intracranial lesions.
The remaining material is organized by anatomy, with seven chapters focusing on the external auditory canal and pinna; the middle ear and mastoid; temporal bone vascular anatomy, anomalies, and disease, with an emphasis on pulsatile tinnitus; the inner ear and otodystrophics; temporal bone trauma; anatomy and development of the facial nerve; and the vestibulocochlear nerve, with an emphasis on the normal and diseased internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle.
Otological examination was unhelpful due to severe external auditory canal stenosis.
45 ounces and is designed to rest closely to the ear's auditory canal for enhanced sound quality.

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