Conjoined Filipino twins doing well after first surgery at Montefiore Hospital

The 18-month-old twin boys from the Philippines who are joined at the top of their heads are said to be doing well after undergoing their first surgery Monday at Montefiore Hospital.

Carl and Clarence Aguirre were in surgery for almost six hours to have skin extenders implanted into their heads so that when they are separated there would be enough skin to cover their skulls. The surgery was the first in a series leading up to the separation procedure.

By the end of the week, the twins are expected to go back to Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, where they have been cared for since arriving in the United States. Doctors at Blythedale helped the twins gain weight so that they could undergo surgery.

After recuperating at Blythedale, the twins will head back to Montefiore for the next procedure in about three weeks.

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