Spyros Kollias

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Conditions with chronically elevated glucocorticoid levels are usually associated with declarative memory deficits. Considerable evidence suggests that long-term glucocorticoid exposure may cause cognitive impairment via cumulative and long-lasting influences on hippocampal function and morphology. However, because elevated glucocorticoid levels at the time(More)
Wallerian degeneration (WD) is the process of demyelination and disintegration of the distal axonal segment following the interruption of the axonal integrity or damage to the neuron. We report a patient having WD of middle cerebellar peduncles due to pontine infarction caused by basilar artery thrombosis. We review the anatomy and discuss the pathogenesis(More)
Reduced hindbrain herniation observed after intrauterine myelomeningocoele repair suggests that posterior fossa changes in myelomeningocoele are secondary results of prolonged prenatal spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak. Exceptionally, this transforaminal herniation results in 'degeneration' of cerebellar tissue, presumably due to mechanically induced(More)
It is unclear whether intertidal organisms are 'preadapted' to cope with the increase of temperature and temperature variability or if they are currently at their thermal tolerance limits. To address the dichotomy, we focused on an important ecosystem engineer of the Arctic intertidal rocky shores, the seaweed Fucus distichus and investigated thermal stress(More)
Bilateral thalamic glioma is one of the rarest tumor occurrences, representing a small fraction of thalamic gliomas, which only accounts for 1-1.5% of all brain tumors. It is usually a diffuse, low-grade astrocytoma (WHO grade II), seen mainly in adults, with approximately 25% of them involving children under the age of 15. Radiotherapy is the main mode of(More)
The development of various target enrichment methods in combination with next generation sequencing techniques has greatly facilitated the use of partially degraded DNA samples in genetic studies. We employed the MYbaits target enrichment system in combination with Ion Torrent sequencing on a broad range of DNA quality, extracted from tissues obtained from(More)
Balo's disease also known as Balo's concentric sclerosis (BCS) is a rare demyelinating disorder which is characterized pathologically and radiologically by concentric rings of demyelinated and relatively myelin-preserved white matter. We describe the case of a 25-year-old female presenting with stroke-like symptoms who was diagnosed with BCS on MRI. At(More)
Intracerebral meningiomas and cavernous hemangiomas (hemangiomas, cavernomas) are entities frequently encountered by neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons. Even multiple tumors can often be observed in patients with certain congenital conditions, eg. multiple meningiomas in neurofibromatosis type 2 or multiple cavernous hemangiomas in familial cavernous(More)