Staff Catalogue


Medical School
Shiakoleion Educational Health Center (SEKY), 118
215/6 Nicosia - Limassol Old Road
 Undergraduate Studies
2006           Diploma in Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School
Postgraduate Studies
2008- 2014 Residency in General Surgery, 2nd Department of Surgery, Aretaieion University Hospital, Medical 
                     School, Athens, Greece
2014            PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
                     Subject "Association of circulating tumor cells, markers of apoptosis, homeostasis, and markers
                     of genetic heterogeneity that influence apoptosis in breast cancer- clinical relevance"
2018          Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS)- Breast Qualification
Professional Experience
October 2017- today   Head of the Nicosia General Hospital Breast Unit
November 2014- July 2016   Post- CCT Senior Clinical Fellow (Senior Registrar), Breast Unit, Royal Free Hospital, University College, London, United Kingdom
January 2013- July 2013  Honorary Senior Clinical Fellow, Breast Unit, Royal Free Hospital, University College London, United Kingdom
Research work
My published research work consists of

32 peer reviewed papers, (indexed in PubMed),
1 peer reviewed paper, (not indexed in PubMed),
6 Abstracts in peer-reviewed journals,
25 Presentations in International Medical Congresses,
9 Presentations in Panhellenic Medical Conferences.
Number of Citations
239 citations, according to the Scopus database of peer-reviewed literature.
625 citations, according to the Google Scholar database

Prognostic markers in breast cancer.

Clinical relevance of the genetic heterogeneity of markers of apoptosis in breast cancer.

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer.

Novel techniques in surgical education.

1.Charalampous I, Ioannou G, Nikolaou S, Theologou R, Yiallourou A, Papatheodorou S, Pantavou KG, Nikolopoulos GK. State of knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccine and testing: a cross- sectional study among female university students in Cyprus. Women Health 2019 May 6: 1- 17.
2. R. Christou, N. Michael, E. Stylianou, AI. Yiallourou, K. Pantavou, GK. Nikolopoulos. Data on knowledge and beliefs of students, physicians and other health professional about ethical issues in Cyprus. Data Brief 2019 Jan 22;22:1031- 1035.
3. C. Nastos, A. Yiallourou, M. Mizamtsidi, T. Kotsis, G. Polymeneas, A. Kondi- Pafiti, I. Vassiliou. Immunohistochemical expression patterns of Synaptophysin, S100, Chromogranin A, and neuron Specific Enolase predicts malignant behavior in paragangliomas. J BUON 2018; 23(5): 1540- 1545.
4. Pilavaki P, Giallouros G, Yiallourou AI, Pantavou K, Marcou Y, Demetriou A, Scoutellas V, Nikolopoulos GK. Epidemiology of breast cancer in Cyprus: Data on newly diagnosed cases and survival rates. Data Brief 2018 May 19; 19: 353- 369.

5. Karavis M. Y., Argyra E., Segredos V., Yiallourou A., Giokas G., Theodosopoulos T., Acupuncture-induced haemothorax: a rare iatrogenic complication of acupuncture, Acupuncture Med. 2015 Jun.; 33(3): 237 – 241.

6. Theodosopoulos T., Yiallourou A., Hatzipappas J., Koutoulidis V., Dafnios N., Contis J., Right shoulder pain: An unusual sign of Hepatic Endometriosis, Journal of Gynecologic Surgery 2014; 30(6): 383 – 385.

7. Yiallourou A. I., Ekonomou E., Tsamadias V., Nastos K., Karapanos K., Papaconstantinou I., Theodosopoulos T., Contis J., Papalambros E., Voros D., Psychogios I., Association of FokI and PvuII polymorphisms with breast cancer staging and survival among Caucasian women: A prospective study, J. BUON 2014 Jul.- Sep.; 19(3): 633 – 42.

8. Papaconstantinou I., Zeglinas C., Gazouli M., Nastos K., Yiallourou A., Lykoudis P., Evangelou K., Papalois A., Papaioannou M., Vlachogiannakos J., Tzathas C., Effect of infliximab on the healing of intestinal anastomosis. An experimental stydy in rats, Int. J. Surg. 2014; 12(9): 969 – 975.

9. Papaconstantinou I., Zeglinas C., Gazouli M., Nastos K., Yiallourou A., Papalois A., Tzathas C., The Impact of Peri-Operative Anti-TNF Treatment on Anastomosis-Related Complications in Chrohn’s Disease Patients. A Critical Review, J. Gastrointestinal Surgery 2014;

10. Theodosopoulos T., Dellaportas D., Tsangkas A., Dafnios N., Psychogiou V., Yiallourou A., Polymeneas G., Kondi-Pafiti A., Clinicopathological features and management of hepatic vascular tumors. A 20-year experience in a Greek University Hospital, J. BUON 2013; 18(4): 1026 – 1031.

11. Theodosopoulos T., Dellaportas D., Yiallourou A., Gkiokas G., Polymeneas G., Fotopoulos A., Pancreatic Remnant Occlusion after Whipple's Procedure: An Alternative Oncologically Safe Method, ISRN Surg. 2013 Aug 5;2013:960424.

12. Arkadopoulos N., Yiallourou A., Palialexis C., Stamatakis E., Kairi- Vassilatou E., Smyrniotis V., Inferior vena cava obstruction and collateral circulation as unusual manifestations of hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinoma, Hepatobiliary Pancreat. Dis. Int. 2013 Jun.; 12(3):329 – 331.

13. Theodosopoulos T., Dellaportas D., Psychogiou V., Yiallourou A., Polymeneas G., Gkiokas G., Voros D., Multifocal retroperitoneal sarcoma, Case Rep. Surg. 2013: 2013: 763702. Epub 2013 May 2.

14. Theodosopoulos T., Karakatsanis A., Yiallourou A., Nikolakopoulos F., Psychogiou V., Karvouni E., Voros D., A rare coexistence of Retroperitoneal Pararenal Castleman’s Disease with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia, Case Rep Surg 2013; 2013: 537593. Epub 2013 Mar. 4.

15. Theodosopoulos T., Yiallourou A., Dafnios N., Polymeneas G., Papaconstantinou I., Staikou C., Vassiliou I., Smyrniotis V., Fotopoulos A., Right Kocher’s incision: a feasible and effective incision for right hemicolectomy. A retrospective study, World J. Surg. Oncol. 2012 Jun. 7;10(1): 101.

16. Theodosopoulos T., Psychogiou V., Yiallourou A., Polymeneas G., Kondi- Pafiti A., Papaconstantinou I., Voros D., Management of retroperitoneal sarcomas: main prognostic factors for local recurrence and survival, J BUON 2012 Jan.- Mar.; 17(1): 138- 142.

17. Papaconstantinou I., Yiallourou A., Theodosopoulos T., Samanides L., Smyrniotis V, Fotopoulos A, Polymeneas G, Gennatas C, Voros D., Results of salvage abdominoperineal resection after failed chemoradiation therapy for epidermoid anal canal carcinoma: Retrospective analysis at a single institution, J BUON 2011 Oct- Dec; 16(4): 697- 700.

18. Arkadopoulos N., Dellaportas D., Yiallourou A., Koureas A., Voros D., Ovarian vein thrombosis mimicking acute abdomen: A case report and literature review, World J Emerg Surg 2011 Dec 23; 6(1): 45.

19. Vezakis A., Fragulidis G., Nastos C., Yiallourou A., Polydorou A., Voros D., Closure of a persistent shincterotomy-related duodenal perforation by placement of covered self-expandable metallic biliary stent, World J. Gastroenterol. 2011; 17(40): 4539 – 4541.

20. Theodosopoulos T, Yiallourou A., Stamatakis E., A novel laparoscopic pulse oximeter device. An easy, efficient and cost- effective way of detecting arterial structures, J. Clin. Monit. Comput. 2011, Apr; 25(2): 145.

21. Papaconstantinou I., Yiallourou A., Dafnios N., Grapsa I., Polymeneas G., Voros D., Successful treatment of a severe case of Fournier’s gangrene complicating a perianal abscess, Case Report Med. 2011:702429. Epub. 2011 Jan 20.

22. Arkadopoulos N., Stafyla V., Karapanos K., Yiallourou A., Koureas A., Kondi- Pafiti A., Smyrniotis V., Recurrent pulmonary embolism due to giant hepatic hemangioma treated with hepatectomy under vascular exclusion, Ann. Vasc. Surg. 2010, Aug; 24(6): 827.

23. Arkadopoulos N., Karapanos K., Stafyla V., Yiallourou A., Koureas A., Kondi- Pafiti A., Smyrniotis V., Combination of right nephrectomy and total pancreaticoduodenectomy for Von Hippel-Lindau disease, JOP 2010, May 5; 11(3): 270 –272.

24. Karvouni H., Yiallourou A., Kyriazi M., Stafyla V., Smyrniotis V., Kondi- Pafiti A., Intranodal palisaded myobibroblastoma: a case report, Cases J 2010, Feb 2; 3: 45.

25. Theodosopoulos T., Yiallourou A., Stamatakis E., A novel laparoscopic pulse oximeter device. An easy, efficient and cost- effective way of detecting arterial structures, J. Clin. Monit. Comput. 2010, Apr; 24(2): 145 – 147.

26. Kyriazi M. A., Arkadopoulos N., Stafyla V.K., Yiallourou A., Dafnios N., Theodosopoulos T, Kairi- Vassilatou E, Smyrniotis V., Mixed acinar- endocrine carcinoma of the pancreas: a case report and review of the literature, Cases J. 2009, Apr 28; 2: 6481.

27. Theodosopoulos T., Yiallourou A., Kyriazi M., Anastasopoulos G., Kairi- Vassilatou E., Dafnios N., Vassiliou I., Unilateral simultaneous renal oncocytoma and angiomyolipoma: case report, Cases J., 2009 Nov. 26; 2: 9093.

28. Vassiliou I., Arkadopoulos N., Stafyla V., Theodoraki K., Yiallourou A., Theodosopoulos T., Kotis G., Fragoulidis G., Kotsis T., Smyrniotis V., The introduction of a simple maneuver to reduce the risk of postoperative bleeding after major hepatectomies, J. Hepatobiliary Pancreat. Surg. 2009; 16(4): 552 – 556.

29. Arkadopoulos N., Kyriazi M., Yiallourou A., Stafyla V. K., Theodosopoulos T., Dafnios N., Smyrniotis V., Kondi-Pafiti A., A rare coexistence of adrenal cavernous hemangioma with extramedullar hemopoietic tissue: a case report and brief review of the literature, World J. Surg. Oncol. 2009 Feb. 5; 7: 13.

30. Marinis A., Yiallourou A., Samanides L., Dafnios N., Anastasopoulos G., Vassiliou I., Theodosopoulos T., Intussusception of the bowel in adults: a review, World J. Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan. 28; 15(4): 407- 411.

31. Theodosopoulos T., Marinis A., Yiallourou A., Dafnios N., Kondi-Pafiti A., Vassiliou I., Smyrniotis V., Karapanos K., Extraovarian peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma mimicking colonic obstruction, Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008; 29(5): 502 – 504.

32. Theodosopoulos T., Stafyla V. K., Tsiantoula P., Yiallourou A., Marinis A., Kondi-Pafiti A., Chattziioannou A., Boviatsis E., Voros D., Special problems encountering surgical management of large retroperitoneal schwannomas, World J. Surg. Oncol. 2008 Oct. 3; 6: 107.