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a relatively narrow tubular passage or channel.
adductor canal Hunter's canal.
Alcock's canal a tunnel formed by a splitting of the obturator fascia, which encloses the pudendal vessels and nerve.
alimentary canal see alimentary canal.
anal canal the terminal portion of the alimentary canal, from the rectum to the anus.
atrioventricular canal the common canal connecting the primordial atrium and ventricle; it sometimes persists as a congenital anomaly.
birth canal the canal through which the fetus passes in birth.
carotid canal one in the pars petrosa of the temporal bone, transmitting the internal carotid artery to the cranial cavity.
cervical canal the part of the uterine cavity lying within the cervix.
condylar canal an occasional opening in the condylar fossa for transmission of the transverse sinus; called also posterior condyloid foramen.
canal of Corti a space between the outer and inner rods of Corti.
femoral canal the cone-shaped medial part of the femoral sheath lateral to the base of Gimbernat's ligament.
haversian canal any of the anastomosing channels of the haversian system in compact bone, containing blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.
Hunter's canal a fascial tunnel in the middle third of the medial part of the thigh, containing the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve. Called also adductor canal.
hypoglossal canal an opening in the occipital bone, transmitting the hypoglossal nerve and a branch of the posterior meningeal artery; called also anterior condyloid foramen.
infraorbital canal a small canal running obliquely through the floor of the orbit, transmitting the infraorbital vessels and nerve.
inguinal canal the oblique passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall on either side, through which passes the round ligament of the uterus in the female, and the spermatic cord in the male.
medullary canal
optic canal a passage for the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery at the apex of the orbit; called also optic foramen.
pulp canal root canal.
root canal that part of the pulp cavity extending from the pulp chamber to the apical foramen. Called also pulp canal.
sacral canal the continuation of the spinal canal through the sacrum.
Schlemm's canal venous sinus of sclera.
semicircular c's see semicircular canals.
spinal canal (vertebral canal) the canal formed by the series of vertebral foramina together, enclosing the spinal cord and meninges.
Volkmann's c's canals communicating with the haversian canals, for passage of blood vessels through bone.
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ad·duc·tor ca·nal

the space in middle third of the thigh between the vastus medialis and adductor muscles, converted into a canal by the overlying sartorius muscle. It gives passage to the femoral vessels, saphenous nerve, and the nerve to the vastus medialis, ending at the adductor hiatus.
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ad·duc·tor ca·nal

(ă-dŭk'tŏr kă-nal') [TA]
The space in the middle third of the thigh between the vastus medialis and adductor muscles, converted into a canal by the overlying sartorius muscle. It gives passage to the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve, ending at the adductor hiatus.
Synonym(s): canalis adductorius [TA] , Hunter canal.
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John, Scottish surgeon, anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist, 1728-1793.
Hunter canal - the space in the middle third of the thigh that gives passage to the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve. Synonym(s): adductor canal
Hunter gubernaculum - an obsolete term for gubernaculum testis.
hunterian chancre - chancre resulting from syphilis.
hunterian perforator
Hunter operation - ligation of the artery proximal and distal to an aneurysm.
Hunter-Schreger bands - alternating light and dark lines seen in dental enamel. Synonym(s): Hunter-Schreger lines; Schreger lines
Hunter-Schreger lines - Synonym(s): Hunter-Schreger bands
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References in periodicals archive ?
In this case, the anesthesiologist performing the adductor canal block was an experienced regional anesthesiology fellow who had performed adductor canal blocks in this same manner many times before.
Park, "Adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block combined with sciatic nerve block as an anesthetic technique for hindfoot and ankle surgery: A prospective, randomized noninferiority trial," Medicine (United States), vol.
The effects of ultrasound-guided adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block on quadriceps strength and fall risk: a blinded, randomized trial of volunteers.
Adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: A randomized, double-blind study.
(10) Patients may also present with pain on gait (30,32,40,41) and resisted adduction or flexion at the hip, (10,32,40) as well as pain on palpation at the adductor canal or the medial femoral condyle where the saphenous nerve pierces or wraps around the sartorius muscle.
In a paper by Pendergrass et al., they report that despite having nerve conduction studies, MRI and ultrasound imaging in a case involving trauma to the adductor canal, the diagnosis of saphenous nerve entrapment was only considered after a thorough follow up clinical examination.
The study objective was to compare pain relief achieved using femoral nerve block at the level of the inguinal ligament compared to anaesthetising the femoral nerve at the level of the adductor canal. We hypothesised that the pain relief after knee arthroscopy is comparable in both techniques while the motor function of the quadriceps femoris is preserved with the adductor canal block.
In the adductor canal block (ACB) group, a linear ultrasound probe was placed in the inner thigh.