Volkmann's canal

Volkmann's canal

[fōlk′munz]
Etymology: Alfred W. Volkmann, German physiologist, 1800-1877
any one of the small blood vessel canals connecting haversian canals in bone tissue. Compare haversian canaliculus. See also haversian system.

Volkmann's canal,

n.pr a passage distinct from a haversian canal that carries nutrients through bone.
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Cortical involvement by tumor was manifested histologically by endosteal erosion and progressive cortical destruction by tumor, which abutted onto eroded bone and also permeated into haversian and Volkmann's canals.
2) This is followed by microscopic permeation of the Haversian and Volkmann's canals, with cortical destruction (57% of CHS on radiographs).