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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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Considering the difficulty and possible functional complications involved in exposing the pudendal canal and nerve while attempting to cure this benign lesion, we performed an extensive literature search to aid preoperative planning of the surgical approach (Fig.
The following are areas in which the PN can become entrapped leading to injury and symptoms of pudendal neuralgia: the zone at the ischial spine, the zone between the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments, the falciform process (formed by the dense fanning out bands of the medial portion of the sacrotuberous ligament as it attaches to the ischial tuberosity), the zone between the levator ani and obturator internus muscle, within the pudendal canal and lastly compression from the piriformis muscle (Figure 1).
In the lateral wall of each fossa a pudendal canal for the pudendal nerve and internal pudendal vessels is located about 4cm superior to the lower border of the ischial tuberosity.