The venous and lymphatic drainage of the upper limb and the breast

The superficial venous system of the upper limb and two major cutaneous nerves

Medial cutaneous nerve of forearm

Brachial artery Median nerve

Pectoralis major

Cephalic vein

The Venous System The Upper Limb

Bicipital aponeurosis

The superficial venous system of the upper limb and two major cutaneous nerves

Basilic vein

Cephalic vein pierces clavipectoral fascia

Deltoid

Pectoralis major

Cephalic vein

Median cubital vein

Tendon of biceps

Lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm

Bicipital aponeurosis

Basilic vein

A section through the breast to show its major relations. The inset shows the radial arrangement of the lactiferous ducts

Pectoralis minor

Pectoralis major

Intercostals Rib

Suspensory ligament

Alveoli of breast

Lactiferous duct

Lactiferous sinus Nipple Areola -Montgomery's gland

A section through the breast to show its major relations. The inset shows the radial arrangement of the lactiferous ducts

Right lymph duct

Lateral group

Central group Axillary vessels

Supratrochlear group

Right lymph duct

Supratrochlear group

Lymphatic Drainage Breast

The lymph nodes of the axilla and the lymphatic drainage of the breast

Inferior deep cervical (supraclavicular) group

Delto-pectoral group Apical group

Posterior group

Anterior (pectoral) group

Parasternal group (inside chest)

The lymph nodes of the axilla and the lymphatic drainage of the breast

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