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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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It is more common on the left side as the right pleuroperitoneal canal closes earlier than the left (4).
DISCUSSION: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur through an anterior parasternal foramen (Morgagni) or through a posterolateral, mainly left-sided defect (Bochdalek) representing persistence of the pleuroperitoneal canal. Adult BHs present with gastrointestinal (epigastric pain, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting) or respiratory (dyspnea, wheezing) symptoms followed by severe attacks, episodes of incarceration with serious consequences.