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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 124715, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/124715
Case Report

Spermaturia after Radical Prostatectomy: Is Surgical Preservation of Fertility Possible?

Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

Received 18 January 2013; Accepted 12 March 2013

Academic Editors: J. P. Gearhart, S. J. Hong, and S. Takahashi

Copyright © 2013 Chad Reichard et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ease of sperm retrieval has not been previously described as a goal for patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer; however preservation of fertility is a known concern for some younger prostate cancer patients. We present the first known case of a patient with postejaculatory spermaturia following robotic assisted radical prostatectomy. We hypothesize that this is due to fistula formation between the vas deferens and the urinary tract.