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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Reversible sign of ischemia was noted in the circumference of bowel segment which was herniating in obturator canal (Figure 3).
The obturator externus muscle was carefully removed from its origin and the contents of the obturator canal were dissected out.
The pedicle was found on axial and coronal images to extend through the obturator canal and emerge from the obturator foramen in the proximity of the inferior recess of the left hip joint capsule (Figs.