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. 

Gynecological Concerns in Girls Born with Anorectal MalformationsNew

Live Q&A Tuesday, October 21 7:00-8:00pm to dicsucc gynecological concerns in girls and young women born with anorectal malformations. Click on the link above to join the discussion!

PTN Member Chat

 Join us every 4th Sunday in the chat room (see link in menu bar) at 8pm Central Time!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

News, Updates and Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our 4th conference in Phoenix, Arizona!

We are looking for a location to hold the 2016 conference. If anyone has suggestions, please let us know. Our email address is listed below.

Pull-thru Network
1705 Wintergreen Parkway
Normal, Illinois 61761