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Do you mean "evaluation", not "evolution"? Palpation would be a better indicator as the patient would respond to pain when being palpated. There won't necessarily be a tumor, however. Triglycerides of 180 mg% would not be an indicator of pancreatitis as normal levels are <150 mg% and should not exceed 200 mg%. Triglyceride levels that affect pancreatic function are generally around 1000 mg%. Probably the best way to diagnose acute pancreatitis would be elevated blood levels of lipase and amylase.