There are many histopathological parameters for optimal management and determining prognosis of stage I primary skin malignant melanoma patients. Tumor thickness, Clark level and tumor free margin are the most important. Excellent pathological report depends on the right procedure of handling and preparing the excisional biopsy. Among 126 skin cancer cases analyzed in Japan - Indonesia joint study, there were 9 cases of malignant melanoma consisted of 6 female and 3 male. Only 5 from 9 cases can be reporting as an excellent diagnosis of pathology, while the others were not valid because of limited information. Wrong handling and preparing biopsies specimens or the specimen was an incisional biopsy tissue. The most frequent tumor site was on foot especially soles. Median tumor thickness was 7.94 mm.
- Pathological reporting