Study Aids!

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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-myc and heavy chain IgG. On histology slides it has a starry sky appearance. It is associated with EBV infection.   
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). 

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