Conjoined Filipino twins suffer minor setback; taken back to Montefiore

The 19-month-old conjoined twins developed an infection for the second time.

Due to the infection, Carl and Clarence Aguirre, who are joined at the head, had to have tissue expanders removed from their heads. The boys were taken from Blythedale Children's Hospital, where they were recovering from surgery, back to Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

Doctors described the infection as minor. The twins also developed an infection after the first time they had the expanders put in their heads. The expanders are designed to stretch the scalp so that the twins will have enough skin to cover their heads once they are separated.

According to the twins' doctors, a third and possible final surgery is tentatively scheduled for February.

Click here for more information on the twins' progress.

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