Then there was that famous case during WW2 when a Pharmacists Mate performed an appendectomy on a submariner while the boat was submerged in enemy waters.
My younger brother had his appendix removed when he was in his mid-40s. My wife had hers removed at the same time her gallbladder was removed about 3 years ago and she was 56. So, no worries for her offshore
I am only short the gallbladder - 1991.
A properly equipped offshore
vessel will have the antibiotics on board to manage appendicitis until the crew can reach assistance. A bile duct blocked by a gallstone can be a medical emergency
in some cases, if the stone doesn't pass and gangrene sets in. A kidney stone is equally as painful and can also be life-threatening. What is the prophylaxis for that?