When you decide to go into medical school the only thing you can really think about is how great it's going to be being a doctor. You forget that you still have four more years of intense studying to go before you receive that acclaimed title. Take those four years and do them in another country (Poland) and it's a recipe for disaster, misery, adventure, and fun.
Burkitt’s Lymphoma is a lymphoma seen in adolescents and can present as a jaw
lesion though it can also occur in the abdomen. It is caused by t(8;14)
aka a translocation of c-mycand heavy chain IgG. On histology
slides it has a starry sky appearance. It is associated with EBV
So what’s this silly
picture have to do with any of that? Well I’m glad you asked.
Mickey Mouse represents the c-myc (get it Mickey Mouse, C-MYC haha…).
The 8 stars represent chromosome #8 where c-myc is normally found. And
Van Gogh’s "Starry Night" represents the starry sky appearance
that’s supposedly seen under the microscope (personally I don’t see it, but
consider it a buzzword).