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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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Caption: Figure 3: Coronal, axial, and sagittal computed tomography (CT) images showing femoral component dislocation through the right obturator canal and abutting the urinary bladder.
reported that a dye injected into the plane between the pectineus and obturator externus muscles of a cadaver spread into the pelvic cavity through the obturator canal, staining the anterior and posterior branches of the obturator nerve and the common obturator nerve within the obturator canal [31].
Reversible sign of ischemia was noted in the circumference of bowel segment which was herniating in obturator canal (Figure 3).
Obturator hernia occurs through obturator canal which is 1 cm wide and 2-3 cm long.
Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to describe the morphological variations of the posterior division of the obturator nerve in relation to the obturator canal, and vascular and myofascial structures of the medial thigh region.