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Bailey-Cushing syndrome

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A syndrome characterised by unsteadiness in balance, disturbed coordination of the body in space, without appreciable ataxia; walking very poor, good coordination when lying or with body well braced. Headache and vomiting; marked anorexia and weight loss frequent findings. It affects both sexes, with a male-to-female ratio 3:2 or 3:1. Most common in childhood.


  • P. Bailey, H. Cushing:
    Medulloblastoma cerebelli. A common type of midcerebellar glioma of childhood.
    Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1925, 14: 192–224.
  • P. Bailey, M. C. Sosman, A. Van Dessel:
    Roentgen therapy of gliomas of the brain.
    The American Journal of Roentgenology, Radium Therapy and Nuclear Medicine, 1928, 19: 203–261.

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