Doctors at Blythedale Children's Hospital prepare to separate conjoined twins

Doctors at Blythedale Children's Hospital are preparing to separate conjoined twins.

Carl and Clarence Aguirre , who are joined at the head, arrived at the hospital from the Philippines on Wednesday. Now it is up to the surgeons and medical specialists to try and separate the twins. According to doctors at the hospital, there are two problems involved in separating the twins. One is that their brains are joined together and the other problem is the reconstruction process after the surgery. Another issue is that the twins are underweight.

Doctors say that so far test results show the surgery is possible.

The boys' mother will be able to stay with them at Blythedale. If all goes well, the surgery will be performed at the end of October at the Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx. After surgery, the twins will come back to Blythedale for rehab.

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