Surgical procedures implemented in Japan-Indonesia collaborative study of skin cancer

Evert Poetiray, Arman Mukhtar, Masamitsu Ichihashi, Mochtar Hamzah, Masato Ueda, Sonar Soni Panigoro, Mpu Kanoko, Herman Cipto, Achmad Tjarta, Joedo Prihartono, Setyawati Budiningsih, Yoshiyuki Ohno, Nobuo Munakata, Santoso Cornain

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Skin cancer appeared to be an important cancer problem in Indonesian and Japan. Based on common interest of the problem, a joint study between Japan and Indonesia on Skin Cancer has been established. Three fold-study, namely epidemiological, clinical and histopathological aspects building of Multidisciplinary teams, for both the Japanese and the Indonesian sides. Here, we present the results of skin cancer examination in Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Center General Hospital from August 1996 until March 29, 1999, with a total of 139 cases, with the peak at 6-decade age group, i.e. 78 cases (56.1 %). Depending on the diagnosis and the extent of the malignancy, the surgical procedures applied were amputation with or without lymph node dissection, hemimaxillectomy and wide excision with or without lymph node dissection. Wide excision was performed in the majority (77.3 %) of cases, i.e. in 87.9 % of basal cell carcinoma, 66.7 % of squamous cell carcinoma and 66.7 % of malignant melanoma. During 2 years follow up, no recurrence of the malignant lesion was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2000


  • Collaborative study
  • Japan-Indonesia
  • Skin cancer
  • Surgical treatment


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