Anterior Thorax & Neck LO 7
7.) Describe the typical contents of a neurovascular bundle.
All visceral structures, including muscle and skin, require four things to function properly:
- Blood supply via arteries
- Drainage of low-oxygen blood to heart via veins
- Drainage of fluids, proteins, and cellular debris via lymphatics
- Innervation (communication with the CNS) via nerves
These structures often travel together in a neurovascular bundle. These bundles are often wrapped or enveloped in deep investing fascia. When considering muscle, the neurovascular bundle typically are located deep to the muscle.