An orbital facial prosthesis wearer was found to have significant hyperostosis in an exenterated orbit exposed to long-term, open field, rare earth magnets attached to craniofacial implants. Localized exophytic osseous formation was found in multiple areas around the exenterated orbit. The overall thickness of the walls of the exenterated orbit was approximately double that of the unaffected side. Magnetic field effect on bone formation and recommended treatment are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery