Frenotomy in children with ankyloglossia: a scoping review protocol




Ankyloglossia; Tongue-Tied; Children; Frenotomy; Frenectomy.


Objective: To map and describe the scientific evidence about the indication of frenotomy in children with ankyloglossia. Method: Scope review protocol, registered in Open Science Framework no., and conducted following the recommendations of the Joanna Briggs Institute manual, in five stages: (1) identification of research questions; (2) identification of relevant studies; (3) selection of studies; (4) data analysis; and (5) grouping, synthesis and presentation of results, with the guiding question: What is the existing scientific evidence regarding the indication of frenotomy in children with ankyloglossia? The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses Scoping Review checklist will be used to search for articles in the following databases: PubMed, Lilacs via Virtual Health Library, Scielo, Web of Science, via Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination portal and gray literature. For eligible studies that meet all inclusion and exclusion criteria, a data extraction tool to collect and store the main characteristics of the studies will be used and the results will be presented through narrative synthesis and tables and graphs.


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How to Cite

VASCONCELOS FILHO, J. M. de; SILVA, A. V. S. e .; MATTOS, S. M. . Frenotomy in children with ankyloglossia: a scoping review protocol. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 11, p. e596111134176, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i11.34176. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 sep. 2022.



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