Ankur Khandelwal

Senior Resident
Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
Journal Associated: Journal of Neurology, Neurological Science and Disorders Biography:

H.S.L.C. (Matriculation) 2002, Happy Child High School, Guwahati, Assam, Higher Secondary 2002- 2004, Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam, Graduation (MBBS) 2004-2010, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Assam, Registration No. 19674, Date- 11.02.10 , Assam Medical Council, Compulsory Post MBBS State (Rural) Service- 2010- 2011, Postgraduation (M.D. Anaesthesiology) 2011-2014, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Assam. Post Diploma Certificate Course (PDCC)  -Neuroanaesthesia – 1 year- Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow (01.07.15 - 30.06.16), DNB (Anaesthesiology)- 2016, DM (Neuroanaesthesiology) (From 01.07.2017- to be completed on 30.06.2020)

Research Interest: Neuroanaesthesiology, Neurocritical Care, Neurotrauma

Number of Publications: 

1. Khandelwal A, Kapoor I, Mahajan C, Prabhakar H. Effect of positive end-expiratory pressure on optic nerve sheath diameter in pediatric patients with traumatic brain Injury. J Pediatr Neurosci 2018; 13:165-9.

2. Goyal K, Hazarika A, Khandelwal A, Sokhal N, Bindra A, Kumar N, Kedia S, Rath GP. Non- Neurological Complications after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Prospective Observational Study. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2018; 22:632-638.

3. Khandelwal A, Kapoor I, Goyal K, Singh S, Jena BR. Pneumothorax during percutaneous tracheostomy - a brief review of literature on attributable causes and preventable strategies. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017; 49:317-319.

4. Khandelwal A, Haldar R, Srivastava A, Singh PK. Sympatholysis subsequent to intraoperative amygdalohippocampal stimulation: A report of three pediatric neurosurgical cases with literature review. J Pediatr Neurosci. 2016; 11:261-263.

5. Haldar R, Khandelwal A, Gupta D, Srivastava S, Rastogi A, Singh PK. Valsalva maneuver: Its implications in clinical neurosurgery. Neurol India. 2016; 64:1276-1280.

6. Khandelwal A, Chaturvedi A, Singh GP, Mishra RK. Intractable brain swelling during cerebral arteriovenous malformation surgery due to contralateral acute subdural haematoma. Indian J Anaesth 2018; 62:984-7.

7. Khandelwal A, Pandia MP, Lamsal R. Delayed emergence from anaesthesia and bilateral mydriasis following bilateral pallidotomy. Indian J Anaesth. 2018; 62:466-469.

8. Singh S, Khandelwal A, Datta R, Kaushal A, Singh GP. Recurrent Metabolic Acidosis during High-dose Midazolam Therapy for Refractory Status Epilepticus. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2018; 22:119-121.

9. Khandelwal A, Singh GP, Singh A, Singh S, Prasad C. Intraoperative generalized tonic- clonic seizure and consequent severe brain bulge during functional motor cortex mapping. A case report. A A Pract. 2018 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]

10. Khandelwal A, Haldar R, Srivastava S, Singh PK. Intense Intraoperative Thirst: A Neglected Concern during Awake Craniotomy Surgeries. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2017; 29:373-374.

11. Khandelwal A, Gupta D, Haldar R, Rai A. Isolated lower limb gangrene: a caveat of terlipressin therapy. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2016; 48:370-372.

12. Khandelwal A, Kaushal A, Singh GP, Dube SK. Suction catheter as a crucial rescuer in lost tracheostomy tract situation during percutaneous tracheostomy. Saudi J Anaesth. 2017; 11:129-130

13. Khandelwal A, Jena BR, Kumar N, Kaushal A. Hypermobile laryngeal granulomas: a potential cause of false negative cuff leak test. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017; 49:77-78.

14. Khandelwal A, Debbarman S, Rath GP, Lamsal R. Sedation induced by antiepileptic drugs polytherapy: A note of caution during anesthesia. Saudi J Anaesth 2019; 13:86-7

15. Khandelwal A, Lamsal R, Rath GP, Netam RK, Bir M. Motor-evoked potential monitoring: A valuable tool for the diagnosis of position-related neurologic deficits. Saudi J Anaesth 2019; 13:88-9.

16. Khandelwal A, Sokhal N, Jena BR. Severe hypoglycemia mimicking raised intracranial pressure - A word of caution. Neurol India. 2017; 65:620-621.

17. Khandelwal A, Singh GP, Kharwar RK, Deganwa M. An iron rod restricting access to airway: an unusual presentation. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther.2017; 49:241-242.

18. Khandelwal A, Mishra RK, Singh S, Singh S, Rath GP. Dilated Pupil as a Diagnostic Component of Brain Death-Does it Really Matter? J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2018 Jun 22.

19. Khandelwal A, Mahajan C, Sameera V, Prabhakar H, Kapoor I. Intraoperative Blood Pressure Discrepancy Between Arms During Prone Position. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2018; 30:80-81.

20. Khandelwal A, Kapoor I, Prabhakar H, Mahajan C. Subcutaneous Hematoma following Subcutaneous Emphysema: An Occult Association. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2017; 21:618-619.

21. Khandelwal A, Shamim R. Low–osmolality contrast agents-A risk for myasthenics. Neurology India. 2016; 64:558.

22. Khandelwal A, Kumar N. Sustained intraoperative bradycardia revealing Sengers syndrome. Indian J Anaesth. 2018; 62:86.

23. Khandelwal A, Sokhal N, Kumar N, Singh S, Sokhal S. Phenytoin-induced Excessive Sedation During Awake Craniotomy: An Unusual Observation. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019; 31:87-88.

24. Khandelwal A, Gupta S, Prabhakar H, Burman S. Venous air embolism following application of Mayfield head clamp: A word of caution. Indian J Anaesth 2018; 62:1002-3.

25. Gupta D, Khandelwal A. Bowel Preparation in Awake Craniotomy: An Overlooked Entity. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2017; 29:367-368.

26. Haldar R, Khandelwal A, Vagyannavar R, Srivastava S. Obscure Retropharyngeal Mucocutaneous Masses Associated With Acoustic Neurofibromatosis: A Source of Difficult Airway Management. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2017; 29:369-370.

27. Haldar R, Khandelwal A, Gupta D, Srivastava S, Singh PK. Acute post-operative diabetic ketoacidosis: Atypical harbinger unmasking latent diabetes mellitus. Indian J Anaesth. 2016; 60:763-765

28. Gupta D, Khandelwal A, Haldar R. A Novel Method of Fixation of Tracheostomy Tube in Cervical Spine Surgeries with Posterior Approach. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016; 7:S123.

29. Chavali S, Singh S, Kaushal A, Khandelwal A, Roy H. Persistent hypertensive response following dexmedetomidine infusion in a patient with cervical spinal cord injury.J Neurosci Rural Pract 2018; 9:426-427.

30. Ramakrishna MC, Singh S, Khandelwal A. A rare case of variation in the anatomical relationship between the common carotid artery and the internal jugular vein due to enlarged thyroid. Indian J Anaesth. 2017; 61:601-602.

31. Singh S, Roy H, Singh GP, Khandelwal A. Early postoperative carbamazepine-induced tetany in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2018; 34:405-406.


1. Khandelwal A, Tarat A, Nath R, Kote SS. Intrathecal Hyperbaric Ropivacaine for Day Case Pelvic, Perineal and Lower Limb Surgeries–A Prospective Study. Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia. 2015; 2:119-25.

2. Kapoor I, Khandelwal A, Mahajan C, Prabhakar H, Bithal PK. Changes in Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter in Response to Various Levels of End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide in Healthy Patients under General Anesthesia. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care. 2018. 

3. Khandelwal A, Pathak DG, Nath R, Sonowal P, Pasari C, Kote SS. Spinal myoclonus following intrathecal anesthesia with bupivacaine for elective appendicectomy. Int J Sci Stud 2014; 2:112-114.

4. Khandelwal A, Mahajan C, Kapoor I, Prabhakar H. Intra‑operative bradycardia during forceful saline irrigation following temporal lobectomy. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care. 2017. 4:57.

5. Khandelwal A, Dube S K, Singh G P. Spontaneous retrograde coiling of central venous catheter into the ipsilateral internal jugular vein – Can it happen? Crit Care Pediatr. 2018; 1:57-58.

6. Nath R, Dutta S, Khandelwal A. Attenuation of Hemodynamic Response during Laryngoscopy and Intubation with Low Dose Intravenous Nalbuphine. J Hematol Transfus 2015; 3: 1036.

7. Nath R, Dutta S, Medom K, Khandelwal A. Evaluation of the analgesic efficacy and safety of intravenous paracetamol in comparison to intravenous tramadol for post-operative analgesia in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery. J Evol Med And Dent Sci. 2015; 4:505-13.

8. Kote SS, Khandelwal A, Pathak DG, Nath R. An unusual case of osmotic demyelination syndrome without electrolyte changes in a patient with diabetes. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care. 2017 2016; 3:145.

9. Mitra R, Prabhakar H, Rath GP, Bithal PK, Khandelwal A. A comparative study between intraoperative low-dose ketamine and dexmedetomidine, as an anaesthetic adjuvant in lumbar spine instrumentation surgery for the post-operative analgesic requirement. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2017; 4:91-8.


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