infraorbital canal


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canal

 [kah-nal´]
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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in·fra·or·bit·al ca·nal

[TA]
a canal running beneath the orbital margin of the maxilla from the infraorbital groove, in the floor of the orbit, to the infraorbital foramen; it transmits the infraorbital artery and nerve.
Synonym(s): canalis infraorbitalis [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·fra·or·bit·al ca·nal

(in'fră-ōr'bi-tăl kă-nal') [TA]
A canal running beneath the orbital margin of the maxilla from the infraorbital groove, in the floor of the orbit, to the infraorbital foramen; it transmits the infraorbital artery and nerve.
Synonym(s): canalis infraorbitalis [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in·fra·or·bit·al ca·nal

(in'fră-ōr'bi-tăl kă-nal') [TA]
Canal running beneath orbital margin of maxilla from infraorbital groove, in floor of orbit, to infraorbital foramen.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Periosteum and soft tissue adherent to the infraorbital foramen and infraorbital canal were carefully removed under dissecting microscope.
--Supraorbital canal (SO), it began in the anterior nasal opening and continued towards the postorbital region, where it connected with the posterior end of the infraorbital canal and with the beginning of the otic canal (Figs.
In these cases, the infraorbital nerve on which we performed neurolysis was one of the sensorial branches of the maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve, which performs innervation following exit from the infraorbital canal. The infraorbital nerve is found within the canal with vein and artery.
Canalis sinuosus is a neurovascular canal, nerve branch of the infraorbital canal, that passes the anterior superior alveolar nerve, initially described by Jones in 1939 and on occasion by Gray [10], being a little-known structure, with few cases described in the literature.
(5) The lateral expansion of maxillary sinus to the infraorbital canal is complete by the age of four years, and by the age of eight, lateral pneumatization up to the same canal occurs.
Signs of orbital trapdoor fractures include variable ecchymosis and oedema, infraorbital nerve anaesthesia if the fracture line involves the infraorbital canal, enophthalmous if the fracture is severe, al-though this usually appears after few days of the injury as the oedema subsides.
Portions of this cell that incorporated the infraorbital canal were successfully preserved with the aid of image-guided surgical navigation.