2021 Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 52-54
Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome (GSS) is a rare, infectious syndrome related to a mutation in the prion protein gene. Described here are the challenges posed by surgery for a patient with GSS. A 61-yr-old woman with GSS was admitted to this department and underwent surgery twice for large and small bowel obstruction. This is the first report of two major surgical procedures in a patient with GSS. Experiences with this case and precautions when using a disposable device during endotracheal intubation and a surgical procedure to manage a patient with GSS are described.