Possibly the boldest operation in the history of surgery is that for ligation of the abdominal aorta for inguinal aneurysm.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The descending aorta at the back of the abdominal cavity.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
The exaggerated pulsation sometimes observed in the abdominal aorta, the "pulsating aorta" seen in women, should not be mistaken for aneurysm.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Symmetrical arrangement of the vessels arising from the median thoracico-abdominal aorta, &c. Special relations of the aorta.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
It gives off a cephalic aorta anteriorly, and a smaller abdominal aorta posteriorly.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Scheel has made very careful measurements of the ascending, the thoracic, and the abdominal aorta, and the pulmonary artery.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield