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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 582705, 3 pages
Case Report

Prostatosymphyseal Fistula Treated by Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

1School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
2Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2076, Australia

Received 15 August 2015; Accepted 1 October 2015

Academic Editor: Apul Goel

Copyright © 2015 Lucy Whelan 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.


This case report documents a rare complication of prostate resection following a Greenlight laser procedure. The 75-year-old gentleman involved underwent photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP) for clinically benign prostatic obstruction. Subsequent to PVP, the patient experienced recurrent macroscopic haematuria and pubic pain. Investigations confirmed the presence of a prostate-symphyseal fistula, a rare complication of PVP. We believe this to be the first reported case of successful treatment with robotic assisted radical prostatectomy.