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.