Information, Education, Support and Advocacy for
Families, Children, Teens and Adults Who Are Living With The Challenges of
Congenital Anorectal, Colorectal or Urogenital Disorders



Pull-thru Network (PTN) was founded in 1988 and has grown to be one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to the needs of those born with an anorectal malformation or colon disease and any of the associated diagnoses.  These diagnoses include:


  • Imperforate Anus
  • Cloaca
  • Cloacal Exstrophy
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • VACTERL/VATER Association
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Caudal Regression
  • Down Syndrome
  • and others

Despite the differences in diagnoses, the members of Pull-thru Network are bound together by a common need for information, education, support and advocacy for families, children, teen and adults who are facing the challenges of these diagnoses.  We invite you to take a look at the programs and services provided by Pull-thru Network and encourage you to take advantage of all that is available by becoming a PTN member.  Membership is required for participation in many of the features of this website.  By requiring membership, Pull-thru Network is protecting your and your child's privacy while facilitating an open exchange of information between members.  


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to let us know. 

News, Updates and Events

The 2014 PTN National ConferenceNew Info
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, Arizona
Thurs-Sun, July 24-27, 2014

More details are now available on the
conference page (see sidebar link).

Tapatio Hotel Website

Update!PTN Member ChatUpdate!

Happy New Year! 2014 means we are having regular monthly chats! Join us every 4th Sunday in the chat room (see link in menu bar) at 8pm Central Time!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Normal, Illinois 61761